This weekend I’ve been taking in a bit of traditional morris dancing and I even had the privilege of witnessing a new Guinness World Record. The world record attempt took place on Preston’s historic Flag Market and was part of a weekend of celebration to mark the 21st birthday of local Morris Dance troupe ‘Stone the Crows’.
Morris Dancing groups from across Britain came together for the event and subject to official confirmation, managed to set a new world record by having 145 dancers perform together for over five minutes. It doesn’t sound that difficult but apparently the previous record had stood since 1999!
So, that was Saturday and congratulations to all involved.
The second encounter with these intrepid folk dancers was in Worden Park at Leyland, the home-base of Stone the Crows. It was a fine sunny day and the park was the perfect setting for more rythmic stepping, clacking of sticks and jingling of bells.
All the pictures here were taken with either the Fuji X-Pro1 fitted with a 10-24mm lens or the Fuji X-T1 with 50-140mm lens.