Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Day: 21 December 2021

  • St. Thomas’s Day

    St. Thomas’s Day

    Four shopping days left and all’s quiet on Great Ayton’s High Green. Everyone’s waiting on the Government’s dilly-dallying. And it’s also St. Thomas’s Day when it’s traditional for Yorkshire lads to go around farms and houses ‘a-Thomassing‘ or ‘St. Thomassing‘; asking for ‘Thomas’s gifts‘ usually a piece of ginger bread, a slice of pepper cake, […]