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Saddleworth Rush Cart

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Terrywoodenpic, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    A mix of a few shots taken this weekend in Uppermill. every shot I took was against the light.

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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Nice job! I wonder if my old boss is there (dancing!).
     
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  3. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    They come from all around the UK for the week end. Dancing drinking and pulling the cart around the villages. On Sunday they scatter the rushes before the service in Saddleworth church at the top of a very long steep hill. They spend the rest of Sunday dancing outside the close by pub and car park.
     
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  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That is an effective composite. Not seen one done outside the postcard market and those don't usually blend.
     
  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure he has been there in the past. He is an enthusiast.
     
  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I helped pull the first two of the new version. Mind you, there were only about a quarter of the men pulling than now. It were ‘ard, sithee.

    There was an old feller pulling the first who had pulled the last of the traditional ones.

    S
     
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

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    Look for the idiots in white trousers.

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    That's the old feller in the front.

    S
     
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  8. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Interesting old shots, They seem to have more men than spaces for them now. And there are 30 or so just joining in leading and following the pullers. They have more break men than you had pullers.
     
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  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    We were men in those days...

    S
     
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  10. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Another as they passed my house in Greenfield

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  11. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Is there something like a standardized design for Rushcarts?

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    Ripponden/Ryburn Valley rushcart 1990.

    Lynn
     
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  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Yes

    S
     

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