The King’s Morris performing in King’s Lynn. Pictures: Ian Burt

The sound of cow horns blowing and bells jingling through King’s Lynn’s town centre could only mean one thing – it was the annual May Day parade.

Dressed in their white costumes, the King’s Morris left the town hall at the Saturday Market Place for their traditional garland procession through the town centre at around noon on Wednesday.

They carried a garland surrounding a baby doll to ward off evil spirits as part of a tradition dating back to more than a century ago.

Hours before the parade, the King’s Morris “danced the dawn up” on Knights Hill roundabout, Lynn, as the sun rose.

The dancers will be taking part in further tours at coastal venues on the two bank holidays in May.

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