Lymm Rushbearing and Athletic Sports
Altrincham and Bowden Guardian, 16th August, 1879, p7 

Extracts from the Press Report

In accordance with a custom which has been observed, with one or two exceptions, for a considerable number of years, the rushbearing procession through the village of Lymm took place on Saturday morning last. 
Shortly before twelve o'clock the procession, which was headed by the Morris Dancers, the Lymm Volunteer Band, and Mr. G. Hall, who, we understand, has been instrumental in reviving the custom which has been discontinued for several years past, was formed in front of the Spread Eagle and proceeded to the Cross, where a selection of music was presented by the band.

Returned to the hotel, a photograph was taken on the group, as well as of a cart, which contained a quantity of neatly arranged rushes drawn by a gaily caparisoned horse. The procession was then re-formed, and calls were made at the residences of several gentlemen living in the village, the band playing at each place. Arrived at Oak Lea, the residence of Mr. Hall, another photograph was taken, and the party being hospitably entertained returned to the Spread Eagle, were they broke up.

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