[Report of the decline of Lymm Rushbearing]
Warrington Guardian
15 August 1903

Text from the Report

W.S. Gilbert's "eight hours at the seaside" is responsible in large measure for the decline of the ancient festival of Rushbearing at Lymm.
Cheap trips induce people to go abroad rather than patronise the fearful hobby horse or the giddy delights of the high swing.
Even the Morris dancers are reduced to one troupe, and those boys, in place of two serious parties of gaily-bedecked men.
Instead of being gay with noisy organs and shows, Lymm this last week end was in its normal condition, except that old Lymm Grays visited their friends and deplored this decline of their festival.

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