Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mhelliah


Do you know what a mhelliah (mell-yah) is? It's a celebration of the harvest and usually it's nowadays tied in with a fund-raiser. Here they're auctioning off the homegrown foods for local charities. I love a mhelliah - usually the most successful ones are in a pub but that's not really in keeping with the Methodist tradition (now largely eroded) of teetotalism and lots of mhelliahs were in rural church halls where Methodism was strong. This was in a church hall in Dalby.

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