In our pagan past it was believed that the spirit of the corn lived amongst the crops and that the harvest made it effectively homeless.
Corn Spirit was supposed to live in the plaited straw or corn doll until the following spring to ensure a good harvest. Straw idols have been made for centuries under the name of Corn Dolls.
The idols in this Bradford pub are the landlord and his selection of beers and lunchtime banquets of pie and peas, hot beef in sandwiches or Yorkshires. You might thing the idle in the pub are tax office escapees but I couldn’t possibly comment. (It is on the old trolley bus route to the real Idle!)
Reverting to the ‘pagan’ theme this is a pagan advert for an ale at the Corn Dolly, probably brewed in the Pagan Place Pendle.
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