Category: April


Bell Hill, Eskdale

To the north of the church (St Catharine’s) is a rock called Bell Hill, where the chapel bell is said to have been hung. It is more likely a relic of the old fire-worship...

All Saint’s Church, Easington

Originally dating from 1190AD, the Parish Church of All Saints is a Grade I listed building. The grave yard attached to the church was used up to 1883, after which a closure order was made.


Walpurgis Night

30th April – Walpurgis Night, Beltane Eve, the Celtic Fire Festival celebrating the coming of summer.


Festival Of Florania

28 April – Start of the Roman festival of Florania, to the goddess of flowering plants and sexuality.


St Mark’s Eve

24 April – The feast day of St Mark the Evangelist (founder of the Church of Alexandria) falls on 25th April, but there are some interesting folk customs that fall on the eve of the feast.

Divining Who Is To Die


21st April

21st April – Roman festival to the guardian of livestock, also the day that Romulus and Remus discovered Rome.


Offering To Tellus

15th April – Roman offering to Tellus, a version of the earth mother. Usually an unborn calf was burned to protect their farms.


April Fools Day

1st April – The morning of April the 1st has long been associated with trickery and practical jokes.