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

PUBLISHED: 12:37 07 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:50 07 July 2019

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

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

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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 Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLColourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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 Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLDancing in the main arena at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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 Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLDancing in the main arena at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Colourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLColourful costumes at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Dancers performing in the town centre at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLDancers performing in the town centre at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A feather-hatted dancer at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLA feather-hatted dancer at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Music and dancing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLMusic and dancing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Musicians performing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLMusicians performing at Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's Potty Morris and Folk Festival Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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