I took this outside the Bootle Arms in Melling in 1971.The morris dancers were called the Ancient Men. Out of curiosity I Googled the name last year and found out that they were from Oxford. I e-mailed them some photos and had
a reply back saying a couple of them had relatives living in Bootle. They had
come up for one of their relations weddings. They kept a log book of all their
gigs and were able to tell me what day,date and time I had taken the photo.
The manager of the pub had bought them a round and put £1 in their collection. They said they were really ancient now ,not only in name but
were stiil dancing.
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