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‘Ancient & Modern’ DVD

The Barwick Maypole Trust (in association with the Barwick Historical Society) is delighted to announce a new DVD for 2011. ‘Ancient & Modern’ documents the triennial Barwick-in-Elmet maypole festival, and compares the old and new techniques for lowering and raising the village’s famous 86 foot pole. As well as footage from various festivals over the years, it features interviews with the committee Chairmen (past and present) and also this year’s daring pole climber Chris Brown.

‘Ancient & Modern’ makes a great keepsake for locals (and is an essential reference point anyone with an interest in maypoles too!). The DVD has over an hour’s worth of content and makes a fantastic gift (especially for friends and family who grew up in the village and have since moved further afield). If you were in attendance in 1960, 1993, 1998, or  2008 there’s also a chance you might spot yourself (or someone you know) in the crowd… as well as some questionable fashion and hair style choices!

The DVD costs just £10 and will be officially launched at the Festival on the 30th May 2011. Profits from the sale of the DVD will be shared between the Maypole Trust and Barwick Historical Society.
Our thanks go to Richard Laurence at Innsight TV for his hard work and efforts in producing the DVD.

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Pre-order your copy now

Don’t worry if you’re unable to attend the festival… you can pre-order your copy of the DVD now! Simply click on the button below to purchase using PayPal, and follow the instructions on screen. There is a £1.50 charge for postage and packing, but this remains the same whether you want just one or one hundred DVDs!

Diary Dates

Barwick Maypole Raising
Monday 26th May 2014

Barwick Beer Festival
Sat 18th October 2014

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