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Monday, 23 May 2016

bacon eaters

In the N.W. of England lies an old village known as Low Moor which grew up along the banks of a river.

The banner proudly presents the “ANCIENT ORDER OF BACON EATERS”, depicting a scene with a farmer and a local, conversing outside a cottage with two fine pigs in the foreground.

Many of the villagers were mill workers. Their cottages often had a pig sty in the yard. 

This led to them being nicknamed 'Low Moor bacon eaters'.

For many years the nearby town of Clitheroe held a torchlight procession in the Autumn. Low Moor always sent 'Percy the pig', the Gas Works processed their Gas Works Dragon.

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