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Town does May Day the Wicker way

By Julia Houston

Christopher Lee starred in the original film
Dancing round a maypole is far too tame for the residents of Glossop, who, it seems, prefer to gather round a bonfire and burn a Wicker Man. For the third year running, the High Peak market town will hold a day of Celtic celebrations not dissimilar from the “locals” of Summer Isle.

In a nod to the cult 70s horror film, a 15ft replica of The Wicker Man will lead the Derbyshire town’s annual May Day parade. At dusk, the towering effigy will be sacrificially burnt before a crowd. So does this mean that the community of Glossop has renounced Christianity in favour of more pagan rituals?

Read the original article at: BBC News

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