The Mersey Morris Men originated in 1960 from the merger of the Liverpool Men (founded 1928) and the Wirral Men (1953). They dance predominantly Cotswold Morris from the villages of Bampton, Leafield, Bucknell, Adderbury, Bledington, and many more. These dances were traditionally danced exclusively by men to promote the fertility of nature.
Their costume consists of white shirts and black breeches with flower-decked hats. Over the shoulders are worn blue and gold baldricks, centred by a badge showing the Liver Bird carrying the Wirral Horn.