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Dead tasty: English history festival revives tradition of graveside picnics

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

England's biggest festival of history - Heritage Open Days - celebrates cuisine this year, with events in pasty shops, cathedrals and cemeteries Lavish picnics and family feasts might not be the first things that come to mind when you think “cemetery”, but from Pagans holding silent dinners to Victorians dining alfresco among the gravestones, England's food traditions have long been shaped by death - it's only modern sensibilities that steer us away from celebration. But, as part of Heritage Open Days, Friends of Wombwell Cemetery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire has revived the tradition...
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