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Weetwood Moor

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


There is an annual fair held on Whitsun-Tuesday* at Weetwood Bank. It is one of the largest fairs in the north, for cattle, horses, and sheep. The latter are principally long-wooled hogs**, and ewes and lambs. Servants are also hired at this fair.
This from E Mackenzie's 'Historical, topographical and descriptive view of the county of Northumberland' (1825).

A 'General Gazetteer'of 1766 mentions 'black cattle, sheep, horses, and mercantile goods'.

*I.e. some time late May-June, as according to the arcane calculation of when Easter is.

**A 'hog sheep' is a year old.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th February 2012ce
Edited 16th February 2012ce

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