Bainbridge, The Green 1906

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Caption for Bainbridge, The Green 1906: It is believed that Bainbridge was a settlement for woodsmen working in the great forest of Wensleydale. An annual custom associated with this tradition is the blowing of a forest horn every night from the end of September to Shrovetide.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Bainbridge


My grandfather, Guy Metcalfe, played in Bainbridge Brass Band; nearly half the band were Metcalfes, all related. One of my ancestors (on my mother's side) was the famous hornblower on the village green.

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Caption for Bainbridge, The Green 1906: It is believed that Bainbridge was a settlement for woodsmen working in the great forest of Wensleydale. An annual custom associated with this tradition is the blowing of a forest horn every night from the end of September to Shrovetide.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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