Wednesday 17th September 2014
An illustrated talk presented by
Peter Brown of the University of South Wales, Newport
This talk was scheduled to take place last February but for various reasons it was postponed – so Peter has now kindly rearranged his talk for 17th September – this will be a fascinating talk please come along and join us.
At Crosskeys RFC, Pandy Park, Crosskeys
7.00pm for 7.30 start
Entry is FREE to members or £3.00 to non-members.
The Bar remains open for refreshments and a raffle will take place on the night.
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Local Traditions and Customs:
How far back do they go?
This talk examines a range of local customs and traditional events that survive across Britain. Many of these share common themes such as fertility, dance and sport, even if they have developed their own local characteristics. Some are suspected of having Medieval or earlier origins, although we cannot be certain when they started.
In this session we will look at a range of examples and examine the theory that in some cases their origins are very much older than commonly thought.
Remember our own walk up Twmbarlwm on Good Friday is a local tradition – bring along your own recollections of your Good Friday walks.