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MORRIS dancers adorned the streets as shoppers celebrated spring.

The monthly market day in Emsworth saw three teams of Morris dancers perform and entertain the crowds.

Wickham Morris dancing at Emsworth morris dance festival, Emsworth. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150748-819)

Wickham Morris dancing at Emsworth morris dance festival, Emsworth. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150748-819)

Alistair Gibson, from Emsworth Business Association, said the event on Saturday went down well.

He said: ‘It was brilliant, absolutely fantastic, it was a really great, happy day.

‘The whole idea was to provide the May Day feel.

‘We ended up with three Morris dancer teams, from Wickham, Alton and Fishbourne.

‘They all brought something a little bit different – the Fishbourne group was mainly women.

‘We had good crowds and they had fun – there was lots of audience participation.’

The three troupes performed between 11am and 1pm in St Peter’s’ Square, in North Street, and at the Hampshire Farmers’ Market in South Street.

The day was held as part of the Love your Local Market 2015 fortnight, which runs from May 13 to May 27.