FRIRST FRUITS CEREMONY RICHMOND YORKSHIRE
Richmond, Yorkshire First Fruits Ceremony, 1970s UK
First Fruits Ceremony, Richmond, Yorkshire. England 1975.
This ceremony links Richmond with its medieval origins, when the people were dependent on the success of each years harvest and the quality that the farmers produced. In medieval times, corn was grown on the three great open fields to the north of the town - Westfield, Gallowfield and Eastfield.
Nowadays, after some introductory remarks by the Town Mayor, and thanks-giving prayers by a clergyman, a local farmer...