Aireborough Historical Society

Symonds, Jim




Title
Jim Symonds
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
A526
Comment

Jim was a chimney sweep and is congratulating the bride and groom .

A tradition said to date back to Medieval times when a sweep saved the life of a King when his horse bolted.

The King declared that all chimney sweeps should be considered to bring good luck.

The sweep kissed the bride and shook hands with the groom to convey the good luck.

Donated by Jayne Chew

 

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