Feeding the rat

It appears that a village I drive through frequently in England has a secret…

…the locals make sacrifices to appease rats that stole their harvest….

…and these sacrifices are…..

……CHEESES!!!

BBC News – Village ready to celebrate rats

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire – Appeasing a rat in Warwickshire

Knowing people who live in and around Halford, and having spent many happy hours listening and learning about country traditions and folk lore from them, I am amazed I’ve never  heard of this tale (or is it tail) before.  If anybody knows more about this curious event please post a comment!

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One comment

  1. peacetoublog · July 30, 2016

    Great info, we have just driven through there and seen the notices saying ‘8/8 Feed the rats’. I was just researching it and came across your blog.

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