This Ceremony will take place at Freds Corner at 12.06 after our visit to the Trap for refreshments.
'Come In - Come Oot'
The Touching of the Cloth Ceremony
In the year of our lord, nineteen hundred and ninety
eight, on the first Saturday of July, took place a great fracard…. ‘The battle of Fred’s corner.’Where nine young locals, eight men and one lady, took it upon themselves
to rescue the Copshaw Common Riding standard from it’s captor.
After a well planned and rehearsed ambush three of the
raiders entered the premises while the remaining six stood guard outside.They overcame all the odds and retrieved the
flag to it’s new and rightful owners, the afore mentioned Copshaw
Common Riding Committee.
To this day those brave young men, and the lady, have
flown that standard with pride, and Mr Ewart was able to retire using the
profits from the afore mentioned sale.
I will now ask all of the original and surviving
members of the raiding party to step forward and touch the sacred cloth and give
three cheers to this years tub.
Slater and Roof Plumber, Slate Mulch for the garden also available.
Official Sponsor of Copshaw Common Riding.
Clive, pictured above, outside the `Orginal Shed` Clive is now the dedicated Custodian of this amazing peice of Common Riding History, viewing by appointment only.