Britannia Coconutters keeping up our near forgotten tradition.
Britannia Coconutters keeping up our near forgotten tradition. If you have any information, photos or memories of any of Rochdale’s traditions we would love to know. We should fight to keep these things alive, when they are gone the skills and art can never be replaced. Hats off to those that give up their free time to keep us entertained and preserve our Heritage.
16 August 2013 at 19:47
Carole Thomas I use to love watching them…I miss seeing them living in B’ham
Thomas Healey photo taken by Tom Healey 1970 ish
Erica Whiting fantastic camera work catching them all in mid-air!
Coconut Dancers, they have been part of our local heritage since time immemorial, how many remember seeing them?
Rochdale Coconut Dance
Rochdale Coconut Dance
Rochdale Coconut Dance has been around forever. I know these fellas are not from Rochdale, but they have been part of our local heritage since time immemorial, how many remember seeing them?
Photo from Joe Healey
we dance every Easter Saturday in Bacup a full day not to be missed !
13 August 2013 at 19:50
you actually did have a team The Shawclough Coconutters !
Rochdale connection: one of their dances is performed to the tune “The Rochdale Nutters”.
I wouldn’t say “time immemorial”; the current (Britannia) team took over from another team on the other side of Bacup, and the history goes back about 150 years, I believe.
Donna Kershaw Mann The bacup nutters…!!
Is it the Britannia coconutters seen them at the Crown in Bacup
Margaret E-Banham britannia coconutters
Bacup. They danced at bacup market last year around December time
Er Britannia Coconutters I think.
Briony HillLauren Hill are these what you and dad were talking about the other day?
06 August 2014 at 11:42
Should have read Sunday 8 September not this Sunday.
Yes they are still going,and very good they are too. If you get the chance go and see them.
Elizabeth Macpherson I’ve learned quite a lot of history tonight! Thx for posting Joe
Guy Lewis My mate’s a Brittania Coconutter
They will be at the Whitworth Rushbearing this Sunday.
Bacup, they was on tv last year
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