A 142-YEAR-OLD Halesowen shop is celebrating after winning an award.

Dancers Ltd, based on Peckingham Street, took home the title of Groomswear Supplier of the Year (West Midlands), in The English Wedding Awards.

Shop director Dave Dancer said: "After a difficult two years for the wedding industry this has been a great pleasure to receive this and to celebrate our 142 year business.

"Many thanks to all the staff that work hard in the shop, from those that serve the customers, to those who help behind the scenes with the cleaning and steaming as well as the admin who work the wedding fayres and the promotional side.

"The certificate is definitely dedicated to all the Dancers team."

Dave said the award had been a great surprise after a really difficult couple of years due to the pandemic.

He said the shop, which hires out groomswear, is expecting this year to be really busy with weddings.

The Dancers team gathered with more than 100 wedding specialists on Wednesday, February 16, at The Holiday Inn at Birmingham Airport where the awards were announced.

The shop began life as a boot shop back in 1880 - is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Dancer family.

Over the years it has evolved into selling clothes for all the family, including school, scout and guides uniforms.