Morris dancers entertain visitors to Foxton Locks

The Braybrooke Morris Dancers at Foxton Locks on May 1, 2016
The Braybrooke Morris Dancers at Foxton Locks on May 1, 2016

The Braybrooke Morris Dancers entertained visitors to Foxton Locks with traditional May Day dancing at the weekend.

The dancers performed before a large crowd between midday and 1.30pm on Sunday, May 1.

The Braybrooke Morris Dancers at Foxton Locks on May 1, 2016

The Braybrooke Morris Dancers at Foxton Locks on May 1, 2016

Group member Bill Hewitt said: “The side entertained not only with dancing but also a vocal celebration of May Day by singing the traditional West Country May Day song ‘Hal and Tow’.

“A good number of the watching crowd joined in with the chorus. Overall it was an enjoyable hour-and-a-half for dancers and public alike.”

Mr Hewitt said the group has unfortunately had to cancel a planned dance at the Shoulder of Mutton in Foxton on May 12.

He added: “We can’t get enough of the side together to be able to dance. We are still in desperate need of new dancers. Anyone who might be interested in continuing a tradition spanning ten centuries please email us at
braybrookemorris@gmail.com for more information.”