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Gotta like...
Tue Sep 11, 2018 18:14

...the badger story, though the Battle of Brocks Barn does have ring to it.

Perhaps the Battle of Brocks Barn might turn out to be an annually celebrated victory of the badger over the locals attempts to evict him; more than one yearly village fete in Britain has a root in something at least as colourful.

Rolling cheeses and gurning and pelting the residents from atop the village hall with buns...

  • Should be BARN not Burn - mike, Tue Sep 11 17:31
    Burn doesn't fit into that part of Brythan it belongs far up North and refers to a body of water. So from now on I'll be spelling it as Brocks Barn which needs no explanation but if it did I'd invent ... more
    • Gotta like... - Sarge, Tue Sep 11 18:14
      • Re: Gotta like... - roger, Wed Sep 12 07:42
        Gurning? Too lazy to look it up.
        • GURNING - mike, Wed Sep 12 08:17

          • Re: GURNING - roger, Thu Sep 13 08:04
            Gurning. I think I'm sorry I asked.
            • And now, respectability... - sarge, Fri Sep 14 09:20
              ...and a bit of a cultural lesson. The Gurning championship is a very famous part of what Egremont call the Crab Fair. Here comes the good bit. The fair itself is one of the oldest in the world, said ... more
      • YES! I like it - mike, Tue Sep 11 18:16
        Jolly good idea that about the Battle of Brocks Barn. Got Herts/Essex/Suffolk country lore written all over it.
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