Britain's weirdest folk rituals

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, May 16, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I might go along to Rochdale to have a look at that. :cool:
  3. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I missed the Burry Man in South Queensferry by just a few hours last year.

    The drinking afterwards was quite a sight though. :(
    A380 likes this.
  4. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?


    Mayday morning Morris.
    sparkling likes this.
  5. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    I went to a (special needs) Steiner school.

    That was well fucking weird
    A380 likes this.
  6. Dieselpunk2000

    Dieselpunk2000 Well-Known Member

  7. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    The dance of the oss's on Mayday at Padstow:
    William of Walworth and editor like this.
  8. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    The Ottery st. Mary tar barrels thing is a rip-off of the one in Hatherleigh, on the other side of Dartmoor.
  9. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Why do you say that?
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  11. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

  12. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Not to mention 4th January, annual impotent raging against above inflation season ticket increases. Strangely lacking in burning franchise holders in effigy.
  13. Grump

    Grump Well-Known Member

    Enviro likes this.
  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    You've got plenty of time to plan to rectify that then. :thumbs:

    How about an effigy of homophobe Souter on a pyre, dressed in drag? :thumbs:
    A380 likes this.
  15. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    More of this please. ​
  16. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Summerisle exluded, most of this shit happens in the most racist, bigoted corners of Britain, like East Sussex.

    If I understood what was supposed to be celebrated other than English Whiteness, I might be a little more interested.
  17. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Voting Tory.
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    cupid_stunt, Callie and Enviro like this.
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    My impression of Straw Jack is its a mix of neopagans, goths, tree huggers, CAMRA members, local history types, plus maybe a few nationalists. File me under treehugger
    Callie and NoXion like this.
  20. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

  21. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Nothing wrong with celebrating English Whiteness I guess. It just isn't my cup of tea.
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Most of these things are markings of the season/rural calendar...Spanish town fiestas are an interesting guessing theres a lot of anti-islamic stuff that goes on in theirs
  23. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Penglaz, Mazey eve down Chapel Street :cool:

  24. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Denby Dale's bicentenary pie.

    Every 50 years the people of Denby Dale make a huge pie. The last one in 1988 weighed 9 tons.

    It is towed by wagon and the towns people feast on it whilst getting pissed.

    I will be at the next one in twenty years.



    I think lee and herring were inspired by it:

    Dogsauce, wtfftw, Callie and 6 others like this.
  25. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    To givr some balance, here is a multiracial English village from 1944. Regimented children taking their democratic duties seriously, slobbery kisses, pagan rituals, cute ducklings, thatched roofsrand the vicar and squire playing their part

  26. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    First you say it is a calendar thing. Then, you say it is an anti-Islamic thing?

    Spain doesn't compare with Britain on this stuff. Perhaps Pais Vasco comes close, but Britain is very unique in it's 'island heritage'. British culture is very hostile to outsiders. It is a very violent culture. Very insular. There was good reason for this Hundreds of years ago. I'm not so sure we should still be scaring the shit out of anyone who wasn't born our way.
  27. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    That famously insular, inward looking British culture yeh. Gods.
  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    no im saying that i know of at least one anecdotal story that the activities on the day in small village x included some anti-islamic symbolic acts and id bet money theres more of that out there...and yes, often, but not always, based on the seasonal calendar
  29. catinthehat

    catinthehat Failed VK = Replicant

    Cheese rolling. Well dressing.
  30. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Fascinating photos. I became slightly obsessed with these rituals after a chilling issue of Hellblazer by Grant Morrison and David Lloyd, way back. A village is taken over with madness during one of these festivals...


Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice