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Bawming the Thorn

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For all you history buffs out there - turn back the clock with Appleton Thorn's Bawming the Thorn - pic tures and video

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/18584/1/Appleton-Thorn-Bawming-the-Thorn-2014/Page1.htmlhttp://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/18584/1/Appleton-Thorn-Bawming-the-Thorn-2014/Page1.html

 

Any forum dwellers there today - I saw one of old favourites Peter Wroe who retired from here a few years back.

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Great coverage Gary :)  Unfortunately I didn't go today but it looks like it was a great day and a good turn out.

 

Here is a lovely old photo I have of them 'Bawming the Thorn' in days gone by. 

 

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dated 1893.... I wonder if the sign is still there and if you still get 'pricked' if you sit under the Thorn [tree] overnight when you are drunk.  Anyone ever tried it ?

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Isn't the thorn reputed to be an offshoot of the crown of thorns of the crucifixion & brought over by Joseph of Arimathea ?

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Isn't the thorn reputed to be an offshoot of the crown of thorns of the crucifixion & brought over by Joseph of Arimathea ?

Yes - so the story goes

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