Morris dancers are a big hit with shoppers

Dancers perform in the town centre
Dancers perform in the town centre

Dancers travelled from around the country to entertain shoppers in Chorley town centre.

Preston-based Amounderness Ladies Morris dance group certainly drew in the crowds on their annual day of dance.

Their eye-catching costumes and dance moves provided a real spectacle for shoppers.

The Amounderness Ladies have held a day of dance in Chorley for 15 years, usually close to St George’s Day.

They had several spots around the town centre, on Market Street, New Market Street, Cleveland Street and Chapel Street.

And they were joined by 12 other dance groups, including Stone The Crows, from Leyland, Singleton Cloggers, Fylde Coast Cloggers, and Briggate Morris group from Leeds.

Taking part for a first time were Yorkshire-based Four Hundred Roses, who performed morris and belly dancing.

Keith Henderson, musician and secretary with Amounderness Ladies, said: “We were a bit worried about the weather before it started, but it turned out much better than the forecast.

“People in Chorley seem to be attuned to this sort of thing and lots of people remember going to school and work in clogs. Lots of groups dance in clogs and that always seems to go down well.”