Dancers get in step for Easter

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

THE Bri­tan­nia Co­conut Dancers will be kick­ing off the Easter Satur­day fes­tiv­i­ties with their an­nual pro­ces­sion through the town.

As ever, the Bri­tan­nia Co­conut­ters will be ac­com­pa­nied by the Stack­steads Band as they con­tinue their tra­di­tional bound­ary-to-bound­ary dance on Easter Satur­day, March 31.

They be­gin their day-long trip across the town out­side the Old Trav­ellers Rest pub in Bri­tan­nia at 9am.

Their pro­ces­sion will then head through Bacup and Stack­steads to the Glen Ser­vice Sta­tion in Water­foot, to fin­ish at around 7.30pm - rais­ing money for char­ity along the way.

Gavin McNulty, sec­re­tary of the Co­conut­ters, said the group were look­ing for­ward to the event, say­ing it was the high­light of their year.

He added: “It’s the best day of the year for us, it’s part of our his­tory and her­itage. Prepa­ra­tion goes on for about six months, it’s like count­ing down to a holiday!”

The Hare and Hounds pub in Stack­steads and the Rose­mount work­ing mens’ club in Bacup are host­ing Easter events with live mu­sic af­ter the Co­conut­ters’ pro­ces­sion.

●● The an­nual Easter cel­e­bra­tions in­clude the Bri­tan­nia Co­conut­ters

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