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Posted By: GUEST,Derek Schofield
28-Aug-14 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
I think the garland started at the instigation of Paul and Georgina Smith. Georgina is now Georgina Boyes, and Paul Smith is a professor of folklore in Newfoundland. They were based in Sheffield/Rotherham and Georgina in particular had researched the Castleton Garland, which was presumably the inspiration for the Whitby version....
Malcolm will confirm or deny on his return...