Historic Mill hosts clog dance championships

Clog At The Mill event at Queen Street Mill, Briercliffe.' Eileen Till competes in the adult section. Photo: David Hurst

Clog At The Mill event at Queen Street Mill, Briercliffe.' Eileen Till competes in the adult section. Photo: David Hurst

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Burnley’s Queen Street Mill proved to be a fitting location for the 38th Lancashire and Cheshire Clog Dance Championship .

Dancers from across the North West took part in the event. Clog dancing has very strong Lancashire roots and began in the days of the Industrial revolution.

One of the earliest dances was the old Lancashire heel and toe style which was performed in and around the cotton mills that covered the area.

Dancers young and old competed in a variety of classes at the mill which featured in the hugely-successful film The King’s Speech which starred Colin Firth.