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Traditional mummers play performed by Rutland Morris

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Large crowds turned out for a dance group’s annual Boxing Day outing.

Members of Rutland Morris dressed up and danced at locations throughout Rutland as visitors gathered to watch and cheer them on.

The tour raised £300, which will go towards the group’s fundraising target of £1,000 throughout the year for charitable causes.

The day started with mulled wine and dancing at the Horse and Jockey pub in Manton.

Scores of people then turned out to see the group perform in Market Place, Uppingham. As part of the show, St George, played by Davy Vincent, was killed by the Turkish Knight (Marc Oxley) with the “body” given a good pecking by the Rutland Crow (Liz Pearce) before being shooed off by Dr Sirus (Dave Casewell) who, after many medical activities, managed to bring St George back to life.

Dave Casewell, who is the Rutland Morris treasurer, said: “We are delighted both with the level of support, and the generosity of the crowds.

“Our target was to raise £200 on the day to make a total of £1,000 charitable donations for the year, and to overshoot by £100 was just great.

“Thank you to all who came, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.”

 

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