Dancers celebrate 40th birthday
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.
Visit www. poyntonjemmers.net.