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.

Three Shires Clog Dancers.  Pictured is Chairman Ann Ellis and Squire Margaret Roper.

Three Shires Clog Dancers. Pictured is Chairman Ann Ellis and Squire Margaret Roper.

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.

 

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