Roger Deakin et al. in Great Wishford and Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire - 29 May, early 21st Century

from Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees, pages 85–87, 89–90:

It was the eve of Oak Apple Day, and the annual reassertion of rights to collect wood in the Royal Forest of Grovely by the villagers of Great Wishford in accordance with a charter granted to them in 1603.  […]  In all seriousness, it requires the whole village to ‘go in a dance’ to Salisbury Cathedral six miles away once a year in May and claim their rights and customs in the forest with ‘The Shout’ of the words ‘Grovely!…   more >>

cite as

Roger Deakin, Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (London, 2008), p. 85–87, 89–90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1661008678019 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Great Wishford and Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

Listeners

Roger Deakin
documentary maker, environmentalist, school teacher, Writer
1943-2006

Listening to

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Church bells performed by the bellringers of Great Wishford parish church
music to accompany morris dancing performed by villagers of Great Wishford
music to accompany a procession performed by villagers of Great Wishford
the sound of a rough band performed by villagers of Great Wishford
music to accompany a stately dance performed by villager of Great Wishford

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, early 21st Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 20 Aug 2022 16:17:58 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2022 11:41:02 +0100