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Tavistock, Dartmoor , England . November customs

Using sorcery and ancient customs in an effort to stop the incessant rain in these parts.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
Great photos again!

I have seen a Morris side dance in the rain - their sense of humour extending to using umbrellas rather than staves, though not clashing them. More worrying for them was that they were dancing on grass, potentially very slippery when wet.

I think a lot of morris-danders like to kid on the origins are pagan etc., but privately admit there is no historical evidence that it was ever intended as any more than entertainment.
devonman · 61-69, M
@ArishMell I was pleased I met them .
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
[quote]Using sorcery and ancient customs in an effort to stop the incessant rain in these parts.[/quote]
The triumph of hope over experience!
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Cornwall is a fabulous place.
Nice; quiet; unassuming; pretty.,... until you run into one of these odd little traditional wtf moments 😜
devonman · 61-69, M
@Picklebobble2 They are everywhere in the West of England 😎
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
Some much needed colour amidst the gloom.

Not a good season for the pheasants!
devonman · 61-69, M
@SunshineGirl Morris Dancers always happy to oblige .
emmasfriend · 46-50, F
Looks chilly and damp - not how I like to think of Cornwall
devonman · 61-69, M
@emmasfriend Yea , that’s how
us locals experience it , damp and cold 7 months .
I think one or more of you image links broke

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