Friday, 15 February 2008
Show and Tell Friday over at Kelli's
This Widecombe Fair tea set and cider mug are very special to me. I haven't had them a long time, and as per usual, I found them at a Car Boot Sale. They came dearer than usual, but were still a good buy. I "had" to have them. My dad's side of the family are of West Country stock - our Devon roots go back to time immemorial, hence these pieces being so special to me. (If you double-click, you will see them more clearly). Widecombe is a village in the heart of Dartmoor - a very pretty little village too - and Widecombe Fair is synonymous with Devon. It still takes place each year in September. Here is a link to the site so you can satisfy your curiosity: http://www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com/wid_fair/widecombe_fair.php
Below are the words to the well-known folk song about Uncle Tom Cobley - the design on my china is of course, Uncle Tom Cobley and all! I've included a few more links of interest.