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Thursday, 01 November 2012
Tichfield Carnival


This carnival, like Tichfield itself, has seen better days. According to Wikipedia:

The first people mentioned as inhabiting the area were a Jutish tribe, the Meonwara. The tribe were part of the Jutes originating from Denmark who founded the village during the 6th century. The story regarding the village name may not be true. However it is said that the a large field near the settlement belonged to a man with the name Ticca. With the passing of time Ticca’s fields became the village of Titchfield.

Perhaps it was all downhill from the time of the Jutes. You must be on dodgy ground when your claim to fame for the town is that Kings Henry V and Charles I visited it (on separate occassions).

The Tichfield Carnival was founded in 1880, so has been in decline for a far shorter period of time than the town. I have to add that I think it’s a bit unfair for Wikipedia to state that the stated origins of the village name might not be true considering the other dubious information on Wikipedia that doesn’t carry such a disclaimer.

Posted by bigblue on 01/11/2012 at 06:43 AM
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