Entertainment - Road Safety - Green Cross Code Song - London
Comedian Tommy Cooper and constable Edward McLernon, of Manchester and Salford Police, are supported by a "backing group" of pupils from Rackhouse Junior School, Wythenshawe, Manchester, as they sing the "Green Cross Code" song, with words by PC McLernon and song to a traditional folk melody. The song has been recorded by singer Partridge Green and copies of the record and the sheet music are to be supplied to all schools in Manchester and Salford for use in teaching the Green Cross Code, launched last April to train young children to cross the road in safety.
Customs and Traditions - Welly Boot Throwing - Southport
Currently training on Southport beach, Alan Wright, 32 of Belmont Close, Burscough, preparing to defend his title as World Welly Throwing Champion in Jamaica. In the classic style of an Olympic discus thrower, Alan whirled around in a carefully marked circle to hurl a size 12 rubber Wellington boot more than 50 yards across the sand. Alan, a chemicals salesman, won his title at Florida's Daytona Beach in 1978.
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Customs and Traditions - Well Dressing - Tissington
An example of the custom of well dressing to be found in Tissington, Derbyshire. The custom dates back to the mid 14th Century and the time of the Black Death. Folklore has it that the purity of the water in the five wells of Tissington kept the village from being ravished by the plague. Another story relates the the severe drought suffered in 1615, when the wells never ran dry. In each case, the well dressing arose from the villagers gratitude.
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