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Traditional dancers from all over Britain brought colour to Thunderbridge at the weekend

Traditional dancers from all over Britain brought colour to Thunderbridge at the weekend


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Traditional dancers from all over Britain brought colour to Thunderbridge at the weekend

Traditional dancers from all over Britain brought colour to Thunderbridge at the weekend. Kirkburton Rapier Dancers, celebrating their 10th anniversary since reforming, hosted a festival of folk dance which brought crowds to the tiny hamlet. As well as the Kirkburton team, there were displays by Sallyport Sword Dancers, of Newcastle; Ringhey Morris Dancers from Cheshire; the Lothian Morris team from Edinburgh; Boughton Monchelsea, from Kent; and the all-female Kebles Queen Clog, from South Yorkshire. 16th June 1985

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This vibrant print captures the essence of a lively festival held in Thunderbridge over 35 years ago. Traditional dancers from all corners of Britain converged upon this quaint hamlet, infusing it with an explosion of color and energy. The Kirkburton Rapier Dancers took center stage, commemorating their remarkable 10th anniversary since reforming. Their dedication to preserving folk dance traditions inspired others to join them in this celebration. The festival showcased a diverse range of talent, featuring captivating performances by renowned groups such as Sallyport Sword Dancers from Newcastle, Ringhey Morris Dancers from Cheshire, and the Lothian Morris team hailing all the way from Edinburgh. Boughton Monchelsea represented Kent's rich cultural heritage while Kebles Queen Clog added a touch of femininity with their all-female ensemble from South Yorkshire. As spectators flocked to witness these mesmerizing displays, Thunderbridge transformed into a hub of entertainment and merriment. This snapshot freezes time on that memorable day – June 16th, 1985 – capturing the spirit and joy that filled the air. Preserved within this print is not just an image but also a testament to our shared history and customs. It serves as a reminder of how festivals like these bring communities together, bridging geographical distances through music and dance. Let us cherish these moments captured "by Huddersfield Examiner Archive" for they are windows into our past that continue to inspire future generations.

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