ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
TRADITIONAL FOLKLORE ANNUAL CUSTOMS AND ANNUAL VILLAGE TRADITIONS 1970S UK
The Haxey Hood Game,
Haxey, Humberside 6 January 1971
The Chief Boggin Arthur Clark throws up one of the twelve childrens sack cloth hoods in Upper Thorpe Field on the boundary of Westwoodside and Haxey (the Hoodlands field no longer exists). There twelve sack hoods are thrown up. These are known as children's hoods since twenty pence is given to any boy or girl who gets one to either of the two pubs in Haxey, or to the Carpenter's Arms in Westwoodside, without...