Photos Copyright: Maggie May
I have posted about Morris Dancers before. That is because my son belongs to a Morris Dancing group and he often asks me to go with him on his various excursions. (Probably to babysit the girls or at least take them off his hands for a bit!)
I must say that I always manage to enjoy myself on these occasions and I find that Morris dancers are an extremely friendly bunch of people.
Some of these pictures were taken at the Sidmouth Festival while we were on holiday recently.
Others were taken when I went to various engagements with my son's group.
Some have outfits that make them stand out from the rest, following a definite colour. Others have rag outfits of many colours.
There is sometimes a horse or a clown type figure to bring a bit of humour into the dance.
Most groups have music of some sort to accompany the dancing.
Many carry sticks that are used in formation dancing.
But everyone have bells on their legs!
The tradition goes way back in time and each group seems to put a slightly different slant onto their dances and outfits.
If there are still any overseas readers who don't understand what Morris Dancing is about, they can go here.
Sometimes the sticks seem positively dangerous and it isn't that unusual to get a whack on the head from time to time.
But it seems to be a very good form of exercise.
Pity I'm a bit long in the tooth to take it up.