Blidworth, Nottinghamshire Rocking Ceremony, held at St Mary of the Purification in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire. 1970s.<br />
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The ceremony marks the presentation of baby Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem. The baby boy born nearest to Christmas Day in the village will be rocked in a cradle.
Blidworth Nottinghamshire Rocking Ceremony 1970s
Blidworth, Nottinghamshire Rocking Ceremony, held at St Mary of the Purification in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire. 1970s.

The ceremony marks the presentation of baby Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem. The baby boy born nearest to Christmas Day in the village will be rocked in a cradle.

Filename: BLIDWORTH ROCKING SERVICE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 1970S UK file21129.jpg
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Date: 27 Jan 2014
Location: Blidworth Nottinghamshire UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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