Saturday 19 December 2020

Vignettes of Tradgardland 2

 The Duke of Tradgardland is fortunate to have amongst his troops some Welshmen who emigrated to the Duchy in the time of Cromwell. Here they are free to follow their customs at Christmas.

Here we see some causing fear and consternation , albeit unintentionally, with their Mari Lwyd. The men joke and talk as they clean their Muskets enjoying one of their number under the sheet as he practices his wild dance.
Meanwhile the gentry fence around the fountain, lost in martial exercises unaware they are being watched...