The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162185   Message #3858423
Posted By: Mr Red
02-Jun-17 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
Well call me a party pooper but quite a lot of the "essences" above can be found elswhere. And maybe done better like Football/Soccer.

But change ringing is not, by and large, AFAIK
Morris is done elsewhere but recognised as quintessentially English.
Bluebells ? Spanish invaders abound sadly. Also found in other parts of the UK.

When I lived in NZ and did a Folk programme on Radio Access, church bells featured regularly. They were one of the things drawing me back to the UK.