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Dancin’ clever clogs! - VIDEO

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MILl girls trudging to work in Lancashire in their clogs could hardly have guessed that the noise of their footwear would inspire a form of dancing.

But the heavy clump of their shoes, together with the sounds of their whirring looms, made a steady rhythm which was picked up on and put to music.

The result is clog dancing, a younger sister to Morris dancing, with the movements of the dances reflecting the patterns woven by the cotton mill women.

Three Shires clog dancers are based at Harthill and can be heard practising in the old school room next to All Hallows Church on Tuesday nights.

VIDEO: Click the play button to see the Three Shires clog dancers performing in Harthill.

Full story and pictures in this week’s Dinnington Guardian, on sale now!

 

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