Morris dancers banned over health and safety

Sarah Coles
Coconutters
Coconutters

A 156-year-old Morris dancing tradition has been brought to an end in Bacup, Lancashire. The Britannia Coconutters may raise eyebrows with their blacked-up faces, turbans and red and white striped kilts, but this isn't what has taken them off the streets.

The council has decided they are a health and safety risk.
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