A proud Datchet tradition proved as popular as ever on Monday when more than 200 people braved the winter morning to enjoy the Morris dancing display.

The Datchet Border Morris men have been staging their dances - including the famous sword dance and mummers' play - every Boxing Day in the village ever since they were formed in 1961.

While the rest of the Royal Borough sleeps off its Christmas Day excesses the people of Datchet come out to the Green to enjoy the spectacle. This year they were rewarded with relatively mild weather.

The dancers had painted their faces red and black and wore similarly coloured tattercoats to reflect the flag of Buckinghamshire, which was once the county the village belonged to.

Donations collected during this year's event will go to the Air Ambulance.

The Datchet Border Morris men are in demand well beyond the confined of their home village, appearing at fetes, pub,s festivals and dance events all round the area.

They holds a monthly folk music session for people who want to learn more about the genre. Participants learn more about the music and can practice singing and instrument playing.

The next session is on January 21 in the Datchet WI Hall on the Green from 5pm to 7pm.

Visit www.datchetmorris.org.uk for more information.