Rogation Sunday!

Hello all!

 Here is a Rogation mug for Rogation Sunday.

Never heard of it? Well, as a kid in the village choir we used to carry an old plough, painted and cleaned every year, into the church where it would be left in the aisle during the service and then get blessed by the vicar.

This is symbolic of blessing the land and the farmers, workers and the potential crops that all come from the land.

Quite appropriate as I now keep bees, and they are a massively important part of farming, helping to pollinate the crops. Not just honey bees, Bumble bees too!

So, here is a Rogation Mug. They vary massively, but this is one of at least two that will be for sale at Bibury Antiques Fair on May 6th!

Hope you like it! Regards, Andy.

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Front of Rogation Mug

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Back of Rogation Mug

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Part inside Rogation Mug

 

 

Gee Up!

Hello again, What is all this then?

Aha! Well, “Gee up!” pronounced as it sounds, used to be a way to get people to “Get a move on!” also for horses too as I recall, I don’t hear it much these days, but I smiled when I was cleaning this, a small jockey with his winnings, yes 10 thousand Guineas!

So, why not ride over to Bibury this Sunday and see what we have on offer? Open from 10am to 4pm, with refreshments, , or as I say “Coffee and Cakes!”  from around noon. 

See you there? Regards, Andy.

10 thousand Guinneas