Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Hock-tide festivities at Hungerford. The Constable (Mr Alexander) and two Tything men with "Tutti" or "Posey" Poles

Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Hock-tide festivities at Hungerford. The Constable (Mr Alexander) and two Tything men with "Tutti" or "Posey" Poles

Sir Benjamin Stone
'Hock-tide festivities at Hungerford. The Constable (Mr Alexander) and two Tything men with "Tutti" or "Posey" Poles, 1902'
Hungerford, Berkshire
1902
Platinum print
Museum no. E.1760-2000

The festival, which still takes place today, has always been held annually on the second Tuesday after Easter. It is related to the ancient governance of the town and the paying of rents. Among the fees due are a penny from the men and a kiss from the women.