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Time Honoured British Traditions – Number 2. Tetbury Woolsack Races

Origin: During the 16th Century the market town of Tetbury in Gloucestershire was best known for its wool and yarn markets. The woolsack races started around the 17th Century when red blooded drovers ran up a hill carrying fully loaded woolsacks to impress the ladies. Carrying on that tradition, the official annual Tetbury Woolsack Races were founded in 1972 and the women now have the opportunity to impress the men.

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