Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers is a women's morris dance team. We were formed in 1977 - the year of the Queen's silver jubilee. The kit of the dancers reflects the national colours; red tights, white smocks and blue dresses with black shoes and bell pads. The team took its name from a local character from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, who was responsible for ladling out the medicinal spa waters to the visitors to the town during the 19th century. She was based at the pump room, now a museum, where you can still sample the waters and see a model of Betty Lupton.
We dance a variety of traditional and self-written morris dances and practise on Wednesdays at St. John's church hall, Bilton, Harrogate. We welcome new members and run 'taster sessions' each year in September. Our band (comprising men and women) includes melodians, banjo, drum, whistle and tambourine.
For further information please contact Sue Miller on 01748-886358 or email her at email@example.com.