The World Overseas: â€˜A Relic of Other Daysâ€™
Archbishop, cathedral, festival, horseracing, jockey, Italy, medieval festival, medieval games, Siena, Tuscany
Included in this Western Mail Supplement page of pictures from around the world, Image 6 shows a festive horserace running through the marketplace in Siena, Italy. The caption describes the festival as a â€˜relic from other daysâ€™; the last surviving remnant of medieval games that had taken place in Tuscany. It adds that jockeys and mounts still received the traditional Archbishopâ€™s blessing at the cathedral before the race.
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The Western Mail, Supplement
22 August 1929
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