. . . not only Races for horses, donkeys, men and women, but a Cricket Match, too between Scotton and Kirk Hamerton – I wonder who won. Plus a Musical Gala. And the guests were also promised mirth of all sorts. A Singing Competition was held, which must have been a sort of 19th century XFactor.
This was all part of the Scotton Feast held on Midsummer Day 1878. And the guests were reminded not to forget the Bay Horse Inn, so perhaps there wasn’t a beer tent.