Archive for the ‘Festival’ Category

The local* history of Christmas: a ‘tree-and-bird‘ story

Which came first: the turkey or the ‘tree?

Grab a last-minute bargain!

Penultimate Cottingham Thursday Market: portable camera pan-around!

Which came first: the Christmas Turkey or the Christmas Tree?

We know the turkey is a species indigenous to North America – so it can’t realistically pre-date Christopher Columbus in 1492 – but it was the enterprising Yorkshireman William Strickland * who settled here in East Yorkshire who first brought six live birds back to the UK from The Americas just 34 years later! So we can say with some certainty that Henry XIII would have been the first reigning monarch to have enjoyed eating turkey in court!

‘Modern’ traditional Christmas as we’ve known it for over a Century now in the UK and the Western World was really an invention of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert! But turkeys only became available for all to eat rather than a very expensive exclusive luxury in the 1950s

To get glimpse of life before our ‘traditional’ Christmas we take for granted mostly today, take a peak at Victorian social commentator Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”. When taken together with his other works, this forms a thought- provoking and disturbing reminder to the Establishment to think of the plight of the working poor and needy at Christmas!

Nick

Family Event Next Month: Driffield Steam & Vintage Rally Festival

Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally

Expect lots of family-friendly rides and facilities to make this a great day out for the kids!

 

Nick

Black Horse, Little Weighton 10th  – 11th July

The Little Weighton Real Ale and Cider Festival

Enjoy a great selection of specialist and locally produced brews!

Cottingham Day – Great Success!

Cottingham Green

See Videos! Events Were Staged With The Themes Of Fire and Rescue and we visit the Civic Hall exhibitors and enjoy a game of Bridge!

Event organizers Cottingham Parish Council with the generous participation of many contributors have pulled off a great success!

Hallgate walk-through of today’s 4th of July festivities

the festivities begin ..

Retailers claim it to be the best ever!

View along Hallgate

Cottingham Day walk-through

Vintage Cars

Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

After a slow start, a packed event brings out the crowds

The wet overnight weather cleared up and by midday the sun was out which brought out the crowds in droves!

Traders reported a successful day with some reporting selling out of stock

The event was more spread out than previous events, with the fairground attractions moved from the Green to behind the Memorial Club

read on .. as we continue our walk-through taking in the superb vintage car exhibitors and turn into King Street – and visit the Civic Hall exhibitors

 

Nick

Saturday 4th July: Cottingham Day promises to be as spectacular as ever with the centre open for pedestrian access to market stalls, exhibitions and a fairground on the Green!

Cottingham Day with the village centre pedestrianized for a vibrant street market

The weekend after next, don’t miss the Cottingham Springboard Music Festival!

Cottingham pubs hosting the live music event: 22, 23, 24th May