This year there were two rush carts, one starting from the Jolly
Thresher, Broomedge, and the other starting from The Spread Eagle, in the
The one which hailed from the Spread Eagle was well laden with neatly
cut rushes, tied up in small bundles; and the whole, nicely decorated,
was drawn by one horse, and preceded by the band of the Lymm Rifle
Volunteers. Calls were made on the principal tradesmen and others, and
at most of the public houses, the men who accompanied the cart meeting with liberal
responses on every hand.
The cart which came from Broomedge was very gaily decorated, and was noticeable
from the fact that it was drawn by four donkeys.
Both carts paraded through the whole of the village, and then returned
to their starting point, where they were drawn up and visited by crowds
of people during the remainder of the festival.
Again, on Monday, the carts were taken out, and a similar procession
took place through the village.