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Cakes of Peace, Magic Bread & Easter Day Wassails: Old Springtime Traditions of the Welsh Marches

Cakes of Peace, Magic Bread & Easter Day Wassails: Old Springtime Traditions of the Welsh Marches

In late March this year the weather suddenly warmed up. Spring seemed to burst out of everywhere here at Moonbrook Cottage, to cries of goshawks, chiffchaffs, skylarks and the later promise of the cookoo. Celandines, or star-flowers, cheered up the woods and moon-flowers, more commonly wood anemones, graced the shadows and verges. It was during this time that I was approached by BBC’s Countryfile program regarding ideas for their feature on Easter traditions of Herefordshire. The Reformation led to goodness…

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