QUIRKY COUN­TRY­SIDE

Braugh­ing Old Man’s Day

Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country -

This an­nual cel­e­bra­tion com­mem­o­rates the day (2 Oc­to­ber) 500 years ago, when Matthew Wall’s cof­fin was dropped on its way to his fu­neral, jolt­ing him back to life. The chil­dren of Braugh­ing, Hert­ford­shire, still sweep the street as bells are tolled and vil­lagers gather around the old man’s grave.

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