Hocktide luncheon 2014

on 12 May 2014.

hungerford hocktide

The ancient tradition of ‘shoeing the colts’ for first time attendees of the Tutti Day lunch applies to ladies too. Here Gillian Holmes receives her honorary new footwear from blacksmith Peter Rackham.

hungerford hocktide

It’s a lunchtime banquet for Tutti Day – a celebration that goes back to medieval times with a traditional menu featuring beef from Hungerford common and local trout or salmon.

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