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Day of Dance comes to Horsham

THE BROADWOOD Morris Men’s Day of Dance 2015 took place in Horsham town at the weekend to the delight of many onloookers.

The event is organised by the Broadwood Morris Men with support from Horsham District Council.

 The Broadwood Morris Men were founded back in 1972 and every year invite other Morris sides from the South and South East of England to join them in this traditional celebration of the Morris.

 Graham Hirst, the Day of Dance Co-ordinator for the Broadwood Morris Men, said: “We are pleased to have had around 20 sides attending this year.”

Supporting the festival of Morris dancing, Horsham’s Local Produce Market also got involved and went medieval for the day offering a selection of delicious foods from the era.

The Day of Dance is one of the most enjoyable Town Centre events of the year and Broadwood Morris do a grand job in organising all the Morris sides. We do our bit by encouraging our traders to go medieval for the day and, this year, the best of them all was Greener Greens who really got in to the spirit of it all” adds PJ Aldred from Horsham markets.

Since the 13th Century, Horsham has held a charter to hold markets and, today, these markets still play their part in the vitality of the town. Over the centuries, markets have been hosted in both the Carfax and Bishopric in Horsham town centre and, during the Day of Dance.

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