Horsham’s annual Day of Dance

JPCT 12-05-12 S12200595a  Broadwood Day of Dance, Horsham, -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 12-05-12 S12200595a Broadwood Day of Dance, Horsham, -photo by Steve Cobb
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The Broadwood Morris Men will don their hats and bells for Horsham’s annual Day of Dance today (Saturday May 11).

Keith Haynes, squire of the Broadwood Morris Men, founded back in 1972, said he is excited to have 33 sides making an appearance this weekend.

Visitors will be able to see, and hear, the Morris men and women all around town in all of their colourful costumes.

From 3pm there is even the chance to join in with a barn dance at the bandstand in the Carfax.

Supporting the festival of Morris dancing, Horsham’s Local Produce Market will be going medieval for the day on the Carfax.

There will be a competition for the best stalls and Horsham District Council says to expect to see ‘some pretty amazing costumes and stalls’.

Since the 13th Century, Horsham has held a charter to hold markets and, today, these markets still play their part in the vitality of the town.

Over the centuries, markets have been hosted in both the Carfax and Bishopric in Horsham town centre and, during the Day of Dance, the Carfax market will be hosting some special stalls exploring their medieval past.

For more information visit website www.horshammarkets.co.uk