Images from a bygone age: men and women in traditional costume performing ancient dances.
On Saturday the centre of Helmond was filled with these Morris dancers.
After a few years' break, the Helmond Morris Dancers, together with some forty English colleagues, organised their traditional weekend of dance once again. At many places around the town the public was treated to their exuberant dances.
The traditional English Morris Dance dates from the late middle ages. Early in the last century this dance tradition came to Helmond thanks to the well-known teacher Theo Driessen who also founded the St Josef childrens' choir. The Helmond Morris Dancers have long maintained lively connections with their English counterparts in various places in England.