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SLIDESHOW – Traditional pagan ritual continues to pull crowds

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 10, 2013

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HUNDREDS of people flocked to one of Staffordshire’s most traditional annual events believed to date back to pagan fertility rituals.

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance once again proved a success as the village played host to the ceremony which took place, as is tradition, on Wakes Monday.

The dance, known around the world, started early in the morning as the dancers collected the six reindeer horns, each weighing between 16 and 25lbs, from their place in St Nicholas Church in the East Staffordshire village.

The group then made their way through the village dancing along the streets before gathering at midday in the grounds of the historic Blithfield Hall.

Crowds were again impressive as the historic dance continues to delight and intrigue visitors.

Watch the horn dance in 360 degree view by clicking on the links here and here.

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