Country Fair – Factoid Number 11!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 11

Did you know?  

Where the expression ‘fed up’ came from?

Apparently, it was the term used when a hawk was full of food and therefore not very inclined to hunt or do anything for its master. Today we use the term when we are bored and sat around doing nothing.

Hunting with birds of prey is thought to have originated in the Far East as far back as 1700BC. It is likely to have reached Britain around AD 860. The invention of gunpowder saw a great decline in hunting with hawks as a gun was more effective. At the beginning of the 20th Century it was almost extinct. Luckily, it has seen a revival, particularly for display.

We are pleased that our friend Julian from Countryside Hawking will once again be at the fair flying his amazing birds of prey – a spectacular sight not to be missed.

11 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown there will be a new factoid posted each week leading up to the event.

Please put the date in your diary.

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