Villagers dance night away at Doddington 1940s event - and attempt the #MannequinChallenge

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event. - Credit: Archant

Dozens of people packed Doddington Village Hall at the weekend for the village’s 1940’s daytime market and evening dance.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event. - Credit: Archant

Crafts and preserves were sold during the day whilst villagers waltzed the night away to the sound of the 40’s Homefront.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event. - Credit: Archant

The event was organised by the Doddington Carnival and Sports Committee, who encouraged people to stay still while they filmed a 1940’s-themed #MannequinChallenge

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event. - Credit: Archant

“People were trickling in and out all day,” said one of the organisers Tony Price.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event. - Credit: Archant

“The dance was also very good - there were enough people for it. If the whole hall was packed there wouldn’t have been enough room to dance.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event.

Villagers dance the night away at Doddington 1940s event. - Credit: Archant


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“We were very pleased with how it all went and we will definitely do another one next year.”

A spokesman for the committee said: “Everyone we spoke to about the dance said that they had a fabulous evening, and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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