Look out Snettisham, Heacham, Thornham, Brancaster and Wells - here come the King’s Morris

The King's Morris dancing up and down the county on Easter Monday. Picture: Ian Burt

The King's Morris dancing up and down the county on Easter Monday. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Lynn's much-loved morris dancers are polishing their bells and ironing their britches ready to kick off their summer season.

The King's Morris performing inside the Rose and Crown at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

The King's Morris performing inside the Rose and Crown at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

They'll be performing on Easter Monday, April 17, at the Rose and Crown, Snettisham (11.30am); Norfolk Lavender, Heacham (12.30pm) and the Lifeboat Inn, at Thornham (2pm).

On St George's Day, Sunday, April 23, they'll be busting some morris moves at the Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe (12-noon) and the Globe at Wells (1.30pm).

The King's Morris dancing up the dawn on May Day, in the middle of the Knights's Hill roundabout in

The King's Morris dancing up the dawn on May Day, in the middle of the Knights's Hill roundabout in King's Lynn. Pictured are (L) Tony Bellars and Ian Stinton. Picture: Ian Burt

On Monday, May 1, they'll be parading through King's Lynn with the May Day Garland, in one of the town's more bizarre annual events.

Morris dancing dates back donkey's years. They reckoned it was old hat in Shakespeare's time. The King's Morris were formed by aficionados in 1978 to revive the tradition.


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They perform around the town and surrounding villages in their trademark white shirts and blue and yellow baldricks.

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