Traditions and Customs

Traditions and Customs · 01. May 2020
I'm sure we have all taken a bit of seaweed home to hang on a door so an try to forecast the weather. Its dry when warm and starts to go limp and soggy when the air starts to get damp. I brought some home from North Berwick but daftly forgot it and then found it weeks later rotting in the bottom of a carrier bag...yuk ! Robert Louis Stevenson described North Berwick as ''A fishing village with drying nets, scolding wives, the smell of fish and seaweed and the blowing sands '' Seaweed has...
Traditions and Customs · 17. February 2019
Some of the more unusual traditional dress.
Traditions and Customs · 13. January 2019
Last night I went with friends to a great Wassail evening at The Fleece in Bretforton in Worcestershire. The Fleece is a gorgeous old pub, built in the early 15th century. In 1977 it was bequeathed to the National Trust.....luckily it is still a good pub with good beer...without a National Trust Shop! Wassails are a Pagan tradition that take place up and down the country. Arriving in the dark all you could see were characters with blacked faces, top hats, ribbons and the sounds of bells, music...
Traditions and Customs · 01. December 2018
William Henry Hodgson was born in Crewe on the 7th February 1878. In 1908 he married Jane Sweatman , the daughter of a Blacksmith in Middlewich. Luckily for him, his father in law set him up with a cottage and a large workshop...yes I'm a bit green...but a girl can dream....of the workshop !....Anyway after painting signs for a local pub he was asked by a local boatyard boss, Tommy Williams to paint his boats for him. Later, Samuel Fox came down from Westport ,wanting to employ 'Bill'. Mr Fox...