Saturday, 17 June 2017

Flag Crackers

These colourful Morris men (and women) in their rag tunics are a side called Flag Crackers, based in Skipton. They dance Border Morris, relatively simple and raucous dances that originated on the border of England and Wales, in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Their blacked-up faces are a means of disguise and have no racial undertones or implication. They traditionally wear clogs and use sticks in their dances.


  1. Well, that is very interesting. Looks like they are having fun!

  2. It must be the sort of thing that goes way back in time.


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