Tag: Riding the Stang

POSTPONED “Riding the Stang” – Hull Folk Collective Perform at St Augustine’s Church, Hedon – Sat 4 April 2020

The next LIVE PERFORMANCE event at St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon is “Riding the Stang”. This unusual history of Hedon and the surrounding villages is told in contemporary narrative, utilising eyewitness accounts and newspaper reports along with traditional and new folk songs. “Riding the Stang” is written and performed by the Hull Folk Collective.

Riding the Stang in Hedon

HEDON was possibly one of the last places in the country to carry out a public punishment known as Riding the Stang. While other forms of public punishment like the ‘stocks’ and ‘ducking-stool’ are fairly well-known, Riding the Stang is less so. Riding the Stang seems to be […]