Blackheath Morris Men

Probably the most watched Morris side in the world

 

Site last updated:

6th September 2019

By the Cutty Sark in the ‘70s  (A rare picture showing the Cutty Sark before it was turned into a hovercraft)

Byron Daniel, his memory forever enshrined in a poster with beer and fags.

Cheer up Eric, stranger things have happened at sea y’know. London Olympics closing ceremony



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6th September 2019.


We are extremely sad to report the death last week of Geoff Eva (Geva). Geva had been a member of Blackheath since the mid-seventies and was probably the longest serving team member in terms of continuous service. A quiet chap, but without doubt a top bloke.


Geva both danced and played accordion, although not both at the same time. He was Squire of the side for some years and was a great man to have in the après Morris session.

Latterly he was Bagman and had been Treasurer of Blackheath for as long as any of us can remember.


Although he was a Morris Man through and through, he differed from most others in that he was always reliable. You knew he was on the list for any event, ale, or booking even if there was no beer available.


His garage at Geva Mansions, Hither Green, was always the venue for the AGM in October and he sorted out the beer and dished up a storming home-made Ruby for the end of proceedings. If there is one criticism, it is that he did not delay his passing until after this year’s AGM, which was uncharacteristically inconsiderate. However, we have forgiven him for leaving us a man short for Saturday.