It would be interesting if the Men's group dressed as Howard, I believe that was one of his schemes in one episode.
It's really very interesting how diverse cultures develop similar customs. Growing up I had extended family who were American Indian (Plains) and was able to attend some traditional dance performances. They have a "grass-dance" in which they wear straps of bells around their ankles as well.
Morris dancers in Holmfirth today View attachment 5040
It was raining hard and our shoes were so porous
But the sound we heard barked just like a walrus
We took a quick peek
Along Holmfirth Creek
And spotted a convention of Noras
The fiddle player looks like he is dressed as Howard and the guy lurking in the shades at the back could easily pass for Tom .
Any truth in the rumour that after you took the photo Terry you asked one of the ladies for a quick twirl around the maypole to which she replied "Do you think I'm daft pull the other one its got bells on ."