Heather's Monthly Articles

Whuppity Scoorie
March article

Whuppity Scoorie

A wild, spring custom intended to ward off evil spirits, or just a good way to exhaust your children?

Hurling the Silver Ball!
February Article

Hurling the Silver Ball!

This rough and tumble annual tradition can at times appear to be a very rowdy rugby match taking place in the streets.

London New Year’s Day Parade
January article

London New Year’s Day Parade

What started as two parents looking for something to do with their kids is now a huge, televised-worldwide event.

Boxing Day
December article

Boxing Day

Whether it be retail therapy or a traditional hunt, it's a day to relax in any way you like after the holiday hustle and bustle.

Strange British November Traditions
November article

Strange British November Traditions

There are plenty of chances to indulge in mischief-making, lighting things afire, and more.

Odd Place Names
October article

Odd Place Names

One of the smaller countries on earth holds the record for the second longest place name in the world.

Harvest Festival/Crying the Neck
September Article

Harvest Festival/Crying the Neck

Traditions associated with this time of year go back to pagan times.

Yorkshire Day
August article

Yorkshire Day

The realms of food, sport, entertainment, literature and commerce are all the better for contributions from the northern county.

The Crow Fair
July article

The Crow Fair

This unusual festival, with men dressed incognito as giant crows dancing 'round a scarecrow, dates back nearly a hundred years.

A Proper Football Match, part 2
June article

A Proper Football Match, part 2

Most go for the sport, and while tailgating is not done in the UK, there is another touching element of crowd participation.

A Proper Football Match
May article

A Proper Football Match

Heather returns to the pitch during a visit to her birthplace in Sheffield, Yorkshire and explains the great differences between British and American football.

The Plague Village in Derbyshire
April article

The Plague Village in Derbyshire

The residents of a 17th century village made an incredible sacrifice to contain an enormous human tragedy.

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