GALLERY & VIDEO: Grasmere celebrates traditional Rushbearing ceremony (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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GALLERY & VIDEO: Grasmere celebrates traditional Rushbearing ceremony
5:15pm Monday 23rd July 2012 in Shows and Festivals news
GRASMERE villagers held their traditional Rushbearing ceremony yesterday.
The event, centred around St Oswald's Church, dates back to when villagers collected rushes to cover the earth floors of churches.
A procession passed through the centre of the village, with parishioners carrying traditional symbolic floral 'bearings' to the church.