Named after the ship of the infamous children's cartoon character, Captain Pugwash, Black Pig Border was formed in 1986 in Langley Mill/Eastwood on the Nottingham and Derby border. Over the years we have developed our own style of Border Morris performing both traditional dances and some of our own invention. We are a mixed group of both female and male dancers and musicians. We wear brightly coloured tailcoats and top hats festooned with feathers, flowers, ribbons and bells. We uphold the Border Morris tradition by painting our faces as a disguise.

The Black Pig Border Morris are Corporate members of the
Official Monster Raving Loony Party

If you want to know more about what and how we do things, or what to expect if you join us, then download the leaflets below:
(Either open and download or right-click and choose download. All leaflets are designed to be printed double-sided on A4 paper and then folded to create an A5 booklet)

Firstly, this introductory leaflet on "The Prospects Before Us..."

and this one for "Your First Dance-out..."

and this one on "Why We Paint Our Faces"

(NB. As of 2019 we have changed our rulings on face painting and the updated leaflets reflect these changes) This was not because we see a link between 'English' blackface (done for disguise and similar reasons) and 'American' blackface (done to mimic negro minstrel shows - with perceived overtones of slavery) but because we finally had to accept that the distinction remains misunderstood.