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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Final touches to the Corn Queen


She is truly magnificent this year, the Corn Queen's final touches are applied before the big day.  Apple festival at Borough Market last weekend, a celebration melding both Christian and Pagan traditions.

The event kicked of with the Harvest Thanksgiving service conducted by Southwark Cathedral and  accompanied by the Market's choir.


In true British fashion we were then treated to the quirky festivities probably adapted from past Pagan  rites.  The Green Man and Apple Queen led the procession into the market.


This is the Corn Queen's big moment, centre of the parade she trundles along in her trolley waving to the crowds. Flag waving, bell ringing and a bit of dancing they travel from Bankside to the market.


The afternoon is filled with story telling, conker fights, Morris Dancing (this has to be one of the quirkiest dances ever invented) and of course lots of apple tastings and cider drinking.


6 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Amazing piece of work, I find Morris men rather strange and I know one

Weekend-Windup said...

Great job to bring such a unique corn prince...

William Kendall said...

Completely different, and terrific shots! Good to see you!

RedPat said...

Looks like so much fun! Great to see you back, Mo!

Babzy B said...

Beautiful parade and quenn ! 😊

Lowcarb team member said...

So good to see your post.
I love our quirky festivities...
Great set of photographs.

All the best Jan

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