‘It’s what morris dancers are used to’: Dance and folk festival hailed a success, in spite of wet weather

Colourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Colourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham's annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival ended on a high note on Sunday, with sunny skies bringing crowds out in their hundreds.

Colourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Colourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

After the event was hit by heavy showers on Saturday, the skies cleared for the final day on Sunday, with dancers performing at various spots around the town, and at the main arena on Lifeboat Plain.

More than 40 sides took part, including festival regulars Pig Dyke Molly, from Peterborough, Loose Women, from Kent, and Cotswolds side New St George.

Dancing in the main arena at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Dancing in the main arena at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Festival chairman Clive Rayment, who has been involved in the event since it was founded in 1993, said that although poor weather on the opening day had been a disappointment, the programme had gone a head as planned.

"I think the festival has been a big success," he added. "Everybody really enjoyed it and nobody seemed to mind the rain - it's what morris dancers are used to."

Dancing in the main arena at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Dancing in the main arena at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Dancers performing in the town centre at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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A feather-hatted dancer at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Music and dancing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Musicians performing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Musicians performing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk FestivalPicture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Dancers sheltering from the rain at the Potty Morris and Folk Festival.Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which attracted more than 40 dance sides and hundreds of

Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which attracted more than 40 dance sides and hundreds of spectators.Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Dancers braved heavy showers to perform at Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival.Picture: KAREN

Dancers braved heavy showers to perform at Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival.Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which attracted more than 40 dance sides and hundreds of

Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which attracted more than 40 dance sides and hundreds of spectators.Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Dancers parading past the sinkhole at Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival.Picture: KAREN BETHE

Dancers parading past the sinkhole at Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival.Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which attracted more than 40 dance sides and hundreds of

Sheringham Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which attracted more than 40 dance sides and hundreds of spectators.Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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