Dancers cel­e­brate 40th birth­day

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A WOMEN’S mor­ris danc­ing group is cel­e­brat­ing its 40th birth­day.

Poyn­ton Jem­mers formed in 1975 and is one of the best known mor­ris sides in the coun­try.

The group have rep­re­sented the town far and wide and per­formed in Macclesfield’s Ger­man twin town of Eck­ern­förde.

Group fore­man Alice Walker said: “We were one of the very first sides ded­i­cated to the re­vival of women’s north-west mor­ris and our amaz­ing re­search team col­lected and no­tated a num­ber of dances from Cheshire, speak­ing to women who had per­formed and taught them in the 1920s and 1930s.

“We still per­form most of th­ese dances, along with pre­vi­ously pub­lished dances and some we have de­vel­oped our­selves.”

The Jem­mers will be out cel­e­brat­ing the birth­day with a dance at the King­fisher and Farm­ers Arms pubs in Poyn­ton on June 6.

The group are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers who would like to have fun, make friends and keep fit. They prac­tise most Wed­nes­day evenings at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Park Lane.

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