Photo gallery: King’s Morris perform on Boxing Day at the Swan Inn, South Wootton

The King's Morris performed outside The Swan in South Wootton on Boxing Day. Picture: Matthew Usher. The King's Morris performed outside The Swan in South Wootton on Boxing Day. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
4:39 PM

The King’s Morris put on a show of traditional dance, in what has become an established Christmas tradition in West Norfolk.

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The side, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, performed to an appreciative crowd at the Swan Inn, in South Wootton.

Although usually more associate with the warmer months, Boxing Day is a significant one on the morris calendar.

On December 26, 1899, a folklorist who saw morris men dancing in Headington, Oxfordshire, decided to revive the tradition.

The King’s Morris, formed in 1978, perform dances from the Cotswold tradition.

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