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Events along the Trail

Britannia Coconutters Easter Weekend

The Crown Affair

Britannia Coco-nut Dancers of Bacup

The origins of many traditional dances are lost in the mists of time and no one can say with any certainty how they came about, but if you go to the small Pennine Town of Bacup situated between Rochdale and Burnley on Easter Saturday you will be confronted by a band of men the survival of which is as unexpected as is fascinating and whose strange appearance could be described as exotic!

Every Easter Saturday no matter what the weather they gather a 9am at the Travellers Rest Public House on the A671 Rochdale to Bacup road accompanied by members of Stacksteads Silver Band to dance their way through the streets following a tradition that takes them from boundary to boundary of the Town.

For further information about the Britannia Coco-nut Dancers, their East Weekend events and The Crown Affair, held on the first Sunday of every July, visit: www.coconutters.co.uk

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