MORRIS dancing teams are set to take to the streets of Shropshire this weekend.

The traditional dancers from 20 teams will be entertaining crowds in Ludlow and Bishops Castle on September 30 as part of the Morris Federation's annual day of dance, which takes place in a different location each year.

The event, hosted by two local groups, the men’s-only Shropshire Bedlams and the female Martha Rhoden’s Tupenny Dish, will see dancers from as near as Herefordshire and as far as Yorkshire coming to the area to share their love of the English tradition with locals.

The event will continue into October 1 with a procession through Bishops Castle.

Morris dancers, accompanied by the Mayor, will dance non-stop from the Church of St John the Baptist to the Three Tuns, where the Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish regularly practise.

On September 29 there will also be a folk music and song session in the top room of the Three Tuns which is open to all as part of the event.