Folklore of England 6: Customs in Sussex


Customs in Sussex
Folklore of England: 6

This book is relaying to the reader customs that are still taking place today. The reason why so many customs no longer take place is that the community have lost interest, the village has expanded, the church has become redundant etc.

Tony Foxworthy has been involved in traditional customs from a very early age, when as a child he would, with his grandfather, guard the maypole at Lanreath in Cornwall against the surrounding villages who would try to steal it.

He worked for the English Folk Dance and Song Society for 20 years when he was posted to different parts of the country, where he became involved with local customs, festivals at Cecil SharpHouse, the headquarters of the EFDSS, and look after the song side of the organisation. The Society awarded him their Gold Badge in 1993.

He has appeared at numerous folk festivals in the country, in particular Sidmouth Folklore Festival, where he was Director of Dance and Folk Song.

Tony founded theWhitby Folk Festival in North Yorkshire, and for 12 years he broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s Folkweave, reviewing records and books.

This is the sixth in a series of books by the author dealing with county customs.

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