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Historical Event, Mon 11 Sep 2017, free entry

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance


Abbots Bromley,
WS15 3DE

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Mon 11 Sep Abbots Bromley Horn Dance


The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed since August 1226, is one of the few ritual rural customs to survive the passage of time. Today the Horn Dance, which takes place annually on Wakes Monday, offers a fascinating day out attracting visitors from all over the world.

After collecting the horns from the church at eight o'clock in the morning, the Horn Dancers comprising six Deer-men, a Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian, perform their dance to music provided by a melodian player at locations throughout the village and its surrounding farms and pubs. A walk of about 10 miles (or 16 kilometres).
At the end of a long and exhausting day, the horns are returned to the church in the evening.

Attractions during the day include exhibitions, craft stalls, and of course five local pubs.

07:45 Collect Horns from Church
08:15 Dancing on the Village Green, Goose Lane, Yeatsall
11:00 Admaston Village (across reservoir)
12:00 BLITHFIELD HALL (Followers allowed into the Park by kind permission of Lady Bagot)
14:15 Rugeley Turn
15:30 The Bagot Arms
16:15 The Royal Oak
16:50 The Goat's Head
17:30 The Crown Inn
18:30 Schoolhouse Lane/Bagots View/Swan Lane/Radmore Lane/Lichfield Road
19:15 The Coach and Horses/High Street
20:00 Village Green
20:15 Horns returned to Church

Children welcome

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Dates Times
Mon 11 Sep 2017 07:45 to 20:15


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Map reference: SK 076245  Lat: 52.81797 Long: -1.88866


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