Chapel-en-le Frith Morris Men dance for joy in 40th anniversary year

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Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men are celebrating their 40th anniversary and marking the milestone year with a string of appearances.

They perform at The Beehive in Combs on June 14, The Red Lion in Litton on June 22 and The Shady Oak at Fernilee on June 29. All performances start at 8pm.

The troupe grew out of an initial meeting at the Kings Arms pub. That meeting uncovered an experienced morris dancer living in Chapel-en-le-Frith and a frustrated accordionist . Three months later and after much practice, the morris men performed at Sandbach Folk Dance Club’s Christmas ceilidh.