|Where:||Oasby, Lincolnshire starting at the Houblon Inn|
|When:||Friday in mid November|
In the early years of the eighteenth century, the infant heir to Culvertorpe Hall was tossed from a window by the family’s pet primate, or so the local legend goes. Inspired by the tale, the local morris side started up a new tradition in the 1990s which involves a man in a monkey costume being pursued around the village by a torchlit procession. Eventually the procession attempt to enter the pub, but until they toss a toy monkey over the roof, the landlord denies them access…once it’s thrown over everyone can get inside and a good time is had by all. Expect morris dancing, flaming torches, horn blowing, pot-banging and more – what’s not to like?!
It’s always on the same Friday in November as the TV appeal for Children In Need and money raised on the night is donated to the appeal – all ages are welcome.
In 2016 it was held on Friday November 18th – 2017 date is yet to be announced.
Clcik here for the pub website: http://www.thehoubloninn.com/
and here for the event Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TheHoublonInn/timeline
For a first hand account click here: http://traditionalcustomsandceremonies.wordpress.com/2013/11/
Many thanks to Ross Parish for drawing my attention to this one!
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