WATCH: Jane Austen fans are having a ball

A Regency ball was held in Felton to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of author Jane Austen.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 14:00 pm
Phil and Deidrie Scally at the Regency ball. Picture by Jane Coltman

People dressed up in the style of Mr Darcy and Miss Bennett, enjoying dances popular in 1800.

The ball, which took place in the village hall, was also aimed at encouraging people to take part in, and enjoy, playing music. More than 30 locsl musicians played during the evening.

Phil and Deidrie Scally at the Regency ball. Picture by Jane Coltman

As well as the music and dancing, ball-goers also enjoyed a table picnic.

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Photographer Jane Coltman went along to get a flavour of the evening.

Phil and Deidrie Scally at the Regency ball. Picture by Jane Coltman