SK7699 : Smoking the Fool

taken 17 years ago, near to Haxey, North Lincolnshire, England

Smoking the Fool
Smoking the Fool
A defining moment in the Fool's Speech in the preamble to the Haxey Hood - damp straw is burned behind the fool as he makes his speech. In centuries gone by, the fool was hung from a tree and smoked !

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Category: Curiosity
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Haxey Hood [11] · Fool's Speech [5] · Fool Makes his Speech [2] ·
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SK7699, 103 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Richard Croft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 6 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 January, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 765 998 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.3832N 0:50.9087W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 764 997
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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