Female Morris dancers performing in Orchard Square during Environment Week, July 1996. Ref no: s29029
Female Morris dancers performing in Orchard Square during Environment Week, July 1996. Ref no: s29029

Looking back at Sheffield Morris and sword dancers stepping out over the years

Sheffield has a long history of both Morris and sword dancing teams.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 10:32 am
Updated Friday, 9th July 2021, 5:37 pm

One team featured here, Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers, have an unbroken history dating back more than 130 years, and believe they are one of the oldest groups in the country.

These photographs from Sheffield Archives are available online at www.picturesheffield.com. To find or buy the pictures featured here, search using the reference number on the captions.

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