Dancers celebrate success at season end
Fleetwood Royalettes dance troupe enjoyed one of its biggest successes for years in the an end-of-season championship event.
The group emerged with a haul of 15 trophies at the Tameside Morris Dancing Organisation Championships (TMDO), held this year at the Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, North Wales.
Royalettes won a string of top awards, and came second in others, competing against almost a dozen other dance troupes.
The Royalettes, established in 1986, are run by co-principals Shirley Farrington and Sammy Hemphill.
They are divided into age sections, the Babies, Tinies, Seniors and Juniors.
Shirley told The Gazette: “We’re really pleased with the results, this is one of the best successes we have had in years.”