Morris dancing is certainly a family affair for one Ribchester family.
Ros Lough-Scott plus daughters Gemma Braithwaite and Siobhan Lough-Scott have all danced in and taught the village’s morris dancing team.
Siobhan, an 18-year-old hairdressing apprentice and a former field day queen, is currently training this year’s troupe for Saturday’s field day.
The morris team always takes a major role in the procession round the village, which starts at 1pm. The team then performs in the main field day arena.
Siobahn, a former pupil of Longridge High School and an accomplished gymnast, said: “I’ve always wanted to do it because my mum used to do it. I just enjoy it.”
Ros, meanwhile, may have handed over the morris dancing baton some time ago, but she has taken up a new field day role this year as the queen’s organiser.
In addition Ros, who has just qualified as a hairdresser at Preston College, is putting her dressmaking skills to good use helping to sew the costumes for the 2014 morris troupe.
She recalled: “I did morris dancing from the age of five until I was 15. It was then Susan Molloy who led them. I’d got married and Susan was wanting a bit of help. I offered to help. I did it for about five years then she retired and I took over.”
Following Ros’s retirement after some 13 years in charge of the team, Gemma, now a 29 year old graphic designer, Janice Metcalf and Nicola Wright ensured the troupe continued to put its best foot forward.