Mudcat Café message #2830986 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #127090   Message #2830986
Posted By: GUEST,Cublet
05-Feb-10 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Mr Fox and his dancers
Subject: RE: Mr Fox and his dancers
It's true. Every Imbolc for the last 10 years Mr Fox has helped the good people of Marsden get rid of Jack Frost and welcomed back the Spring in the form of the Green Man. Remember though this is symbolic - it is usually wet, cold and frosty/snowy for a few weeks afterwards :-)

This starts from The Railway with a torch lit procession with a variety of bands etc to Tunnel End at 7pm. Those watching stay at the bottom of a steep banking near the canal to get the best view. There's a 'fight' between Jack Frost with his pack of hounds and the Green Man helped by foxes at the top of the banking. Fireworks abound.Please follow any instructions from the marshalls.

After the firework show everyone heads back to town/home. Mr Fox then do a show on the carpark of The United Church in the centre of town. Hopefully this will be about 8.45pm but watch for the flare and listen for the drumming.

As Bill\Sables says "If you've never seen them you should".

It is advisable to get there early as it can get very busy. It is also usually COLD!!!!!