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Dancers go potty for Sheringham’s beautiful beaches

PUBLISHED: 23:38 07 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:07 08 July 2018

Daryl Coulborn, of Leicester Morris Men, taking a stroll on Sheringham prom with his dog Jack after taking part in the record-breaking mass dance at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Daryl Coulborn, of Leicester Morris Men, taking a stroll on Sheringham prom with his dog Jack after taking part in the record-breaking mass dance at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Dancers taking part in Sheringham’s annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival took advantage of World Cup fever on Saturday, and escaped to the town’s almost deserted beach to unwind after their Guinness World Record attempt.

Witchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWitchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach Photo: KAREN BETHELL

By kick off time, the beach, which is usually packed with locals and holiday makers on sunny Saturday afternoons, was empty save for a handful of families and dog walkers.

Keeping them company were a group of dancers from Northamptonshire side Witchmen Morris, a handful of Leicester Morris Men and dancers from Woodside Morris, Bourne Borderers and Peterborough Morris.

Friends (from left): Callum Fleming, of Woodside Morris Men, Olly Simons, of Peterborough Morris, and Catherine Waites, of Bourne Borderers
Photo: KAREN BETHELLFriends (from left): Callum Fleming, of Woodside Morris Men, Olly Simons, of Peterborough Morris, and Catherine Waites, of Bourne Borderers Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Olly Simons, who took part in the successful attempt to break the record for the largest number of morris dancers performing the same dance at the same time, said having a paddle in the sea was a great way of cooling off after the morning’s exertions.

He added: “It’s the seventh time I’ve been to the festival and it’s great fun and a great way to make friends.”

Daryl Coulborn, of Leicester Morris Men enjoing the sunshine on Sheringham prom after taking part in the record-breaking mass dance at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival Photo: KAREN BETHELLDaryl Coulborn, of Leicester Morris Men enjoing the sunshine on Sheringham prom after taking part in the record-breaking mass dance at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Daryl Coulborn, of Leicester Morris Men, taking a stroll on the prom with his dog Jack after taking part in the record-breaking mass dance at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival Photo: KAREN BETHELLDaryl Coulborn, of Leicester Morris Men, taking a stroll on the prom with his dog Jack after taking part in the record-breaking mass dance at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Witchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWitchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Witchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWitchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Witchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWitchmen Morris side members relaxing on Sheringham beach Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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