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My day’s been taken up by enjoying a local tradition here in Sowerby Bridge: rush bearing. It’s an event that goes back years, to when church floors were covered in rushes which were changed at this time of year. Like many traditions, it died for a time. But it was resurrected in Sowerby Bridge back in 1977. I’m not going to get into a long explanation about this as I can provide links to websites that already explain it – such as this one. What I will do is add some pictures from today’s event and say – if you’re at a loose end tomorrow, why not come along? And if you can’t do that, remember that rush bearing happens at the first weekend in September every year. Here’s a few pictures from today. I’ll add many more to my Zenfolio website later. In the meantime, here’s the gallery from previous years.

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