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Great tyro 2019-08-12 4:20

Hello Jean,

So these were the Morris dancers who were attracting all the crowds in your last picture!

This is a remarkably colourful group, especially with their rather spooky painted faces, and you have captured them perfectly here, their strong colours standing out vividly against the somewhat grey surroundings.


Kind Regards,


P.S. A quick "Google" suggested to me that this group might just be the Alton Morris - what do you think?

Old 08-13-2019, 07:37 PM
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Hello John,
I searched the internet with no success, so how did you find this troupe?
It is definitely the same group, I recognise the face of one of the ladies.
I am not sure that these were the dancers attracting the crowd in my previous picture, but encountering them amongst the crowds in the streets during
the day, they were unforgettable.
Thanks for your comments and research.
Kind regards

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Old 08-14-2019, 07:15 AM
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Good morning Jean,

Thank you for your kind words once more!

The research was very easy. Into Google I entered "Sidmouth folk festival Morris dancing" and this was the very first result in the list which appeared. And you will see that the very first photo on that Sidmouth Herald page shows people just like the ones in your photograph - and under the photo it says "Alton Morris" as well as the name of the photographer (Paul Strange).

Then it was just a case of "Googling" Alton Morris to confirm.

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