08:00 Sunday 29 December 2013

Morris Men dance in to Uttoxeter

Written byJENNY MOODY

UTTOXETER’S very own morris men wiped away the winter blues with a little festive dancing in the town.

The Uttoxeter Heart of Oak Morris Men welcomed visitors to the Market Place on Boxing Day in their own unique way by putting on a display for shoppers.

The Stafford Morris Men joined their Uttoxeter colleagues, which organisers said made for a more varied and colourful display.

The Uttoxeter Morris Men have made the trip to Uttoxeter’s Market Place for the dance display every Boxing Day for more than 50 years.

A spokesman told the Advertiser that it is a nice Christmas tradition which the group has established.

He said: “There was a good crowd watching, despite the cold and everyone seemed to enjoy the dancing.

“We retired to Wetherspoons for a well-earned drink and continued with a few more dances inside the pub.”

Keith Lowson, squire of the Uttoxeter men, added his thanks to everyone who came out to support the dancers and who helped to make it a success.

He said: “We thank the manager and staff of Wetherspoons for their welcome and good humour and wish everyone a Happy New year.

“Our practices resume on January 9 at 8pm at the United Reformed Church Rooms, Carter Street.

“Anyone is welcome to come and learn to dance.”

More information on the Uttoxeter Heart of Oak Morris Men and on their further appearances is available by visiting the website at www.uttoxetermorrismen.org.uk/index.html

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