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  • December 23rd isn’t just the day before Christmas Eve in Mousehole….it’s Tom Bawcock’s Eve. Tom was a local fisherman who braved the midwinter weather to land a fine catch on […]

    Mousehole Tom Bawcock’s Eve

    December 23rd isn’t just the day before Christmas Eve in Mousehole….it’s Tom Bawcock’s Eve. Tom was a local fisherman who braved the midwinter weather to land a fine catch on […]

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  •   The Birnam Highland Games are held each year on the last Saturday in August and as well as all the events you could hope for in a traditional festival […]

    Birnam World Championship Haggis Eating Competition

      The Birnam Highland Games are held each year on the last Saturday in August and as well as all the events you could hope for in a traditional festival […]

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  •   The swans in the River Thames all belong either to the Sovereign or to the Worshipful Companies of Vintners or Dyers who were granted the privilege of ownership by […]

    River Thames Swan Upping

      The swans in the River Thames all belong either to the Sovereign or to the Worshipful Companies of Vintners or Dyers who were granted the privilege of ownership by […]

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  •   The Ancrum Handba’  is one of the traditional Shrovetide “Uppies & Downies” festival games in the Scottish Borders region, with two teams divided according to birthplace. The game was  […]

    Ancrum Handba’

      The Ancrum Handba’  is one of the traditional Shrovetide “Uppies & Downies” festival games in the Scottish Borders region, with two teams divided according to birthplace. The game was  […]

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  • The Bull Inn at Harpole (or rather, a gazebo outside it under modern smoking legislation) is the setting for an annual smoking competition every Shrove Tuesday. The event is believed […]

    Harpole Clay Pipe Smoking Contest

    The Bull Inn at Harpole (or rather, a gazebo outside it under modern smoking legislation) is the setting for an annual smoking competition every Shrove Tuesday. The event is believed […]

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  •   The New Year is welcomed in a unique and spectacular way at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire – by a procession of  about 45 brave folk who whirl blazing fireballs around […]

    Stonehaven Fireballs

      The New Year is welcomed in a unique and spectacular way at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire – by a procession of  about 45 brave folk who whirl blazing fireballs around […]

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  • The historic village of Ryton is the setting for an annual carol singing session with a difference. Each December on the Tuesday before Christmas Eve, the bells of Holy Cross […]

    Ryton Carols at the Cross

    The historic village of Ryton is the setting for an annual carol singing session with a difference. Each December on the Tuesday before Christmas Eve, the bells of Holy Cross […]

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  • When the rest of the country is setting off fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes  Night, the villagers at Shebbear attack a huge boulder on the green with crowbars. They […]

    Shebbear Turning the Devils Stone

    When the rest of the country is setting off fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes  Night, the villagers at Shebbear attack a huge boulder on the green with crowbars. They […]

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  •   Each August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, a unique football game takes place in the River Windrush at Bourton on the Water.  Play is between teams from local side Bourton […]

    Bourton on the Water Football in the River

      Each August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, a unique football game takes place in the River Windrush at Bourton on the Water.  Play is between teams from local side Bourton […]

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  • The Rushbearing custom at Great Musgrave is one of only a handful which still survive; the origins of the custom lie in the days when the church floor would be […]

    Great Musgrave Rushbearing

    The Rushbearing custom at Great Musgrave is one of only a handful which still survive; the origins of the custom lie in the days when the church floor would be […]

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