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Event Community Date Season Last Noted

Ash wetting

Ash Wednesday

Spring

Ball game

Corsley

Palm Sunday

Spring

Beating the bounds

Winterbourne Stoke

Winterbourne Stoke

Summer

Boy Bishop

Salisbury

6th December

Winter

Bull

Stourton with Gasper

Winter

Chalking the bellows

Purton

Winter

Cherry Feast Sunday

South Marston

Church Ale

Warminster

Whitsun

Summer

Church Ales

Easter

Spring

Church Clipping

Bradford

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Church Clipping

Hill Deverill

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Church Clipping

Warminster

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Church dues payment

Hocktide

Summer

Club walks

Wilton

Easter

Spring

Club walks

Keevil

Whitsun

Summer

Cock fighting

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Cock shies

Winterslow

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Corn dolly

Great Cheverell

Autumn

Dance

Chitterne

Dance - See the sun dance

Easter

Spring

Dance - Barber's Jig

Stratford Tony

Whit Monday

1914

Dragon procession

Salisbury

Rogation Sunday

Summer

Egg rolling

Easter

Spring

Figs and cider

Avebury

Palm Sunday

Spring

Fire hoops

Corsley

Palm Sunday

Spring

Football

Warminster

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Furmenty

Trowbridge

Giant's Progress

Salisbury

Summer

Girl gangs

Hocktide

Summer

Gooding Day

Bratton

21st December

Winter

Hiring fair

Highworth

Michaelmas

Autumn

Hock Tide Court

Ramsbury

Hocktide

Summer

Hot cross buns

Good Friday

Spring

King Ale

Winterslow

Whitsun

Summer

King and Queen

Mere

Whitsun

Summer

Lent Lock Night

Baverstock

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Lot Mead

Wanborough

Massacre of the Danes

Hocktide

Summer

May Fair

Durrington

13th May

Summer

May Fair

Purton

Maypole

Grimstead

1880

Maypole

Lyneham

1790

Maypole

Salisbury

1490

Maypole

West Dean

1885

Maypole

Woodford

Maypole

Grafton

Maypole

Durrington

Maypole

All Cannings

1819

Maypole

Ansty

Maypole

Avebury

Maypole

Bratton

1739

Maypole

Downton

1666

Maypole

Durnford

Mead fencing

Candlemas

Spring

Morris dancing

Salisbury

1709

Morris dancing

Savernake

1768

Mummers Play

Potterne

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Quidhampton

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Salisbury

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Shrewton

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Stourton

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Stratton St Margaret

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Woodford

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Minety

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Marlborough

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Lydiard Tregoze

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Keevil

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Highworth

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Fittleton

Mummers Play

Chitterne

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Burbage

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Avebury

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

Alton Barnes

24th December

Winter

Mummers Play

All Cannings

24th December

Winter

Oak Apple Day

Great Wishford

29th May

Plough Sunday

Pewsey

Ploughing restarts

Candlemas

Spring

Sepulchre and Pascal candle

Easter

Spring

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Shrove Tuesday

Warminster

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Shrove Tuesday

Stockton

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Shrove Tuesday

South Newton

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Shrove Tuesday

Shrewton

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Shrove Tuesday

Salisbury

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

1803

Shrove Tuesday

Baverstock

Shrove Tuesday

Spring

Skipping

Good Friday

Spring

Sow oats, peas, beans

Candlemas

Spring

Sow the spuds

Good Friday

Spring

Splashing for rain

Rogation Sunday

Summer

St George's Day

23rd April

Spring

Stots and swords

Stourton with Gasper

Winter

Taboos

Good Friday

Spring

Thomasing

Lydiard Tregoze

21st December

Winter

Tutti men

Tilshead

Hocktide

Summer

Wassail

Cricklade

Winter

Wassail

Salisbury

Winter

Yule log

Winter


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