Passion for dance runs in family

Ethan and Beverley Hunt, Arthur and Patricia Riley, and Arthur Jr and Susanne Riley
Ethan and Beverley Hunt, Arthur and Patricia Riley, and Arthur Jr and Susanne Riley
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A Fylde coast family with a 70-year history on the dancefloor celebrated four generations at the Blackpool Tower.

Patricia and Arthur Riley, their son Arthur and his wife Susanne, grandaughter Beverley Hunt and her 16-year-old son Ethan hope to be named the world’s oldest dance family by Guinness World Records.

Patricia, 89, from Knott End, said: “I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d still be dancing when I was this age but I’ve never considered slowing down.

“It’s what I love doing, more than anything else.”

Patricia met Arthur, 93, at a tea dance in London in 1945 during the Second World War.

She was a retail shop worker and he was a rear gunner with the Lancaster Bombers.

Their son and daughter-in-law, Arthur, 70, and Susanne, 68, also enjoy ballroom dancing.

Beverley, 42, from Layton, runs Butterflies Dance Limited in Blackpool. She said: “I count myself so lucky that I get to spend my time in the incredible setting of The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, dancing with my family, what more could I hope for.”