' The Squirley Bush and the Taggley Tree ', a story by MARGARET GIBBS told by MONICA STRACEY
Songs by GEOFFREY DAMS (tenor) DINAH will play pianoforte solos
' Have you heard about this ? '--6
The Tree Decorating at Aston-on-Clun
Presented by H. W. SMALL
In this series, which deals with Midland customs, but without immediate topicality, Mr. Small, who has written a good deal for radio, will describe the decorated poplar tree which stands at the cross roads in the Shropshire village of Aston-on-Clun. The decorations consist of small flags which are put up every May 29, and remain during the rest of the year. The custom has been observed since the eighteenth century and commemorates the marriage of a lady of the parish who left a bequest for the poor.
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