Lympstone furry dance success

PUBLISHED: 18:32 03 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:46 09 April 2010

Picture submitted by Steve Townsend

Picture submitted by Steve Townsend

IT is not often you see pirates, members of royalty and pop star divas all in one place. But, the Lympstone Furry Dance which was held last Saturday is one exception - the popular annual event where crowds of partygoers flock to the village wearing all ki

IT is not often you see pirates, members of royalty and pop star divas all in one place.

But, the Lympstone Furry Dance which was held last Saturday is one exception - the popular annual event where crowds of partygoers flock to the village wearing all kinds or fancy dress outfits depicting such people.

This year's festivities included a fete and fun dog show, performances from a children's entertainer and Lympstone band, car boot sale and traditional dance.

Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Collins, who lives in the village, was among the crowds of people who flocked to the festivities. She said: "The furry dance always bring great fun to the area.

"I've been coming along since I was quite little and still love it."

Peter Marriott, from Mamhead, said: "It is the biggest event of the year in Lympstone. It's great to see how the whole village takes part."

Mavis Jones, of Strawberry Hill, added: "It's a jolly occasion that you look forward to.

"The first weekend of August when it takes part is a date you mark off in your diary because it's the furry dance.

"The thing that amazes me is that everyone enters into the spirit of it. Youngsters, who you think just wouldn't be interested in this sort of thing, are all dressed up.

"We've just walked down the road, for instance, behind two Arabs and a pixie," she joked.

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