These nice people agreed to pose and show off their hats.
They and the folk below are rather the traditional face of folk dancing.
On Sunday the whole town is turned into a kind of souk, where you can have corn rows put in your hair and buy a load of tat.
Everyone's in a friendly mood, especially your local police, out in numbers and all looking about sixteen.
The Minster Green was packed for a service
but these chaps had fewer customers.
There's been a lot of changes over the years in the dancing styles on display. There used to be a side we unkindly called The National Trust because they were so genteel and there would be some traditional Scottish dancing (I did see some little girls dressed for this on Saturday). Then after the first appearance of the terrific sides Feet First and Spank the Plank, Appalachian style was in. The first black face side caused a sensation but now blacking up is all the rage.
Folk/Goth fusion is what we see a lot of now: wild! Whatever would Cecil Sharp have said?