Horsham was alive with bells today - the ones on the ankles of the numerous Morris men and women thronging the town for the English Festival. It was fascinating watching all the different brightly coloured groups walk around and then perform in the Carfax and other sites throughout this delightful medieval market town - the perfect setting.
There was plenty to see as there was the Farmers Market/Medieval Market as well. Venison was being sold alongside jewellery and organic vegetables. The town was abuzz with shoppers and revellers. Pubs and cafes were alive with Morris Men, Horsham residents and visitors. Ye Old Stout House was particularly popular with the dancers. Wonder if the chicken went in there too!
I had never watched clog dancing before (even though my family are from Yorkshire) and that was really interesting. The whole day was a celebration of English folk dancing traditions and long may it continue.