“Reclaim the Forgotten, cherish the neglected, treasure the abandoned, encourage the overlooked, adore the unfashionable, re-invent the unwanted, champion the unloved, value the rejected” reads the copy on the souvenirs page on the Museum of British Folklore site. When visiting this particular page, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this museum was already up and running, but sadly it is not. And that is where filmmaker Tom Chick has stepped in – to encourage donations and support for one of the worthiest causes I’ve certainly ever read about.
The plan is to build a museum for the public that champions the timeless, cherished traditions of the British Isles. From Morris Dancing to The Flaming Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary, and from Horn Dancing to the Whittlesea Straw Bear, this short film reminds you of the treasures our country holds in the way of folkloric tradition, and how it’s almost madness there has not been a place to house it all in until now. Fancy a visit to this museum as much as I do? Check out their manifesto and get involved in making this dream a reality.
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