Rutland Morris performs at the Saddleworth Rushcart weekend in Yorkshire

Group members, from left, John Barsby, Charles Speirs, Dave Casewell, Davy Vincent, Mike McWhinnie, a police community support officer, John Wood, Jonathan Unna, and Bill McDonnell.
Group members, from left, John Barsby, Charles Speirs, Dave Casewell, Davy Vincent, Mike McWhinnie, a police community support officer, John Wood, Jonathan Unna, and Bill McDonnell.
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Members of a dancing group put on a performance to represent the county at an annual event.

Rutland Morris joined more than 200 other morris dancers at the Saddleworth Rushcart weekend in Yorkshire.

The dancers wheeled a cart stacked high with two tonnes of rushes on a 12-mile route around villages in the area. Each year, the jockey who sits on top of the stack of rushes chooses a particular theme.

This year, they chose to remember police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who were killed in a grenade attack in Greater Manchester in September last year.

Member Dave Casewell said: “We were proud of our dancing in front of large crowds and were able to soak up the atmosphere of this unique weekend.”