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1924 Parade

Postby Martin_Barnes » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:10 am

Has anyone ever heard of a Wool Sack Parade which took place in March 1924. This is from a diary and no location is given.
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Re: 1924 Parade

Postby woodchal » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:05 am

Any clues as to which general area in the country this might happen.

Maybe in the Cotswolds, such as https://tetburywoolsack.co.uk/
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Re: 1924 Parade

Postby Amazinggrace » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:40 pm

Hi Martin,
If you google wool sack parade there is a lot of information.
Looks as though it was in Tetbury.
Good Luck
Grace.
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Re: 1924 Parade

Postby Martin_Barnes » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:43 pm

Tetbury is in May this was March and was from a Reading Berks Diary but the entry does not expand on where.
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Re: 1924 Parade

Postby woodchal » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:45 am

I have no axe to bear either way. You might examine when the Tetbury event started and was it always in May?

By chance I live in Reading and it is home to The Museum of English Rural Life. They are a part of the University of Reading and work with Reading Museum.

I would suggest that they might a be a good resource for you to contact.
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Re: 1924 Parade

Postby jimbo50 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:08 pm

Hi. From what I've gleaned, the Tetbury thing is a race. Not a parade.
It would make more sense for the 'Woolsack parade' to be the opening day of assizes, local court or municipal meetings. The woolsack part would be the public parading of the seat for the visiting judge/person to be presiding.
Dignitaries would take part , and follow in order of importance with the local militia providing music and perhaps security.
A common occurrence up to the 19th century.
So could this 1924 parade be an attempt to revive the custom, usually by local round table associations or shopkeepers ?
Surely local newspapers would have carried a report.
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