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'Bawming the Thorn' in Appleton Thorn Village

Appleton Thorn village is the only village in England where the 'Bawming the Thorn' ceremony takes place. This ceremony take place on the 3rd Saturday of June every year. The thorn tree, which stands beside the church, is believed to be an offshoot of the Glastonbury thorn, which grew from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea. Adam de Dutton, a knight of the Crusades and local landowner, brought it to Appleton. Bawming, which means, "decorating the the tree with flowers and ribbons", takes place whilst local children (our 6 class) dance and sing the Bawming song. 

The Bawming Committee are always looking for new members to get involved to help maintain this unique celebration. If you would like to help in any way, please contact the Committee at: bawming@appletonthorn.org.uk 

The Bawming Song