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An English folk dancing troupe at Whitby on the May weekend holiday. This is known as Morris dancing and this particular Huddersfield based group go by the name of Slubbing Billy's. Morris Dancing is performed by both men and women. Here we can see the women, but men were there too. Some danced and two provided the musical accompaniment on drum & fiddle. Morris dance costume differs from place to place. Some Morris dancers black their faces and wear tatters -clothes seeming to be in ragged shreds. I have included a workshop showing the women in red stockings and clogs . I have also included one showing Mary , who kindly allowed me to take her photo. They look like they are having fun, don't they? For two pins I would have joined in! Pity that I cut off the leading dancer's hands. However I couldn't resist sharing their fun with you. I think you will agree that this is a happy picture.
PS Apologies as the workshop links didn't work yesterday. I have fixed them today.

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