Charing Hooden Horse

Where: Charing, Kent at the Church of St Peter and St Paul
When: Spring Bank Holiday Monday (end of May) BUT NOT IN 2016!
Time: From 11 am onwards

 

The Hooden Horse is the traditional Kent form of the hobby horse and used to be active at Whitsuntide, but is now fixed to the more convenient Spring Bank Holiday instead. After the 11am church service, the horse prances and snaps at people (including the Vicar) and the local East Kent Morris Men perform in front of the nearby Bishops Palace before moving on the the neighbouring village of Westwell.

Helpful Hints

The church is at the end of Market Place, off High Street.

In 2016 Spring Bank Holiday will be Monday 30th Mat BUT the event is taking a break this year and will hopefully return in 2017 with some new recruits.

Click here for the East Kent Morris website : http://www.morrisman.f2s.com/ekmm.htm


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