Lordsmere Longsword

11667454884_d1d06793a5_sEach year, between Christmas and New Years Eve, we discard our hats, waistcoats and longsmeresticks and perform as “Lordsmere Longsword”. Once a side unto itself made of Saddleworth men, this North-East traditional dance has now been made a part of the repertoire of Saddleworth Morris Men. However, you will be lucky to see it anytime other than in December.

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Usually falling on the Saturday after Christmas, the tour comprises a few pubs of the shire, with all dancing done inside away from the cold. This has caused problems with Christmas Decorations in the past!

 

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