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In pictures: Morris dancers entertain shoppers for charity

In pictures: Morris dancers entertain shoppers for charity

Justin Burns

In pictures: Morris dancers entertain shoppers for charity

Traditional morris dancers and their band lit up Maidenhead High Street when they performed in aid of charity.

The Taeppa's Tump North West Morris Dancers showed off 13 traditional northern England dances on Saturday.



Dressed in clogs and brightly coloured clothes they were accompanied outside Wilkinson's store by a band of musicians and attracted a crowd of shoppers.

Their style of morris dancing has its roots in the industrial towns of the north west of England with a number of the dances named after towns or districts.

The group held a collection in aid of the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service, its chosen charity for the year, which it hopes to raise £300 in 2013 for.

Dancer Vivienne Rushton, of Culley Way in Cox Green, has been a member for 32 years and her husband John is the band leader.

The 65-year-old said: "We have had a good response and a lot of people watching us and the kids have been tapping their feet."

The mother-of-two added the club is like a 'big family' and members have lots of fun.

The club was formed in 1981, has 30 members of all ages and meets every Tuesday night for practice sessions at Furze Platt Memorial Hall.

New members are welcome to join.

Email Vivienne at or call her on 01628 823244 for more details.

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