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The Hoops Inn, School Lane, Barton

History of the Hoops

Enid Porter writes in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore, p142:

Members of the Barton Women’s Institute recalled in 1956 that their feast was held on May 15th at the Hoop Inn, where swings were set up and there was a dance in the evening for which the charge was one shilling or twopence for ‘once round the floor.’ Barton Feast was , as in several other villages in the county, an occasion for all the houses to be freshly lime-washed.

See:

Barton Pubs and Beer

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