Sunday, 6 July 2014

Coffee for everyone

This weekend it was the Coffee Walk in our village.   This is a procession of witness which the children from the local churches and youth organisations all take part in.  Apparently it's called the Coffee Walk as traditionally after this parade tenants of the local almhouses would go to the coffee house to pay their yearly rent.

These days no rent is paid and there is no coffee house in the village; instead a large part of the village gathers to watch the procession and have a beer (or several) at the local hostelries - all five of them.

The weather was wonderful; the bands were stirring and the floats beautifully decorated and the local kids utterly adorable.  All in all a good village event.

The band sets off to the church to meet up with the procession.

The procession starts.

The WI and local Brownie/ Cub/ Scout groups with flags and fabulous quilted bannes.

Small children having a great time on horse drawn floats -  I have to say the kids all looked amazingly cute and either took it very seriously or waved and grinned like crazy.

A fantastic day for the whole village.

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