Sunday 12th January 2020
Procession meets at the play park for a 7pm start and will process to the village square then on to the Fisher’s Arms where the landlord and lead characters will toast the salmon. Then continues on to the playing field for the ceremonial burning.
This year will also include a celebration afterwards (from approximately 8pm) in the Memorial Hall including a bar, food, and live music from the legendary Salmon City Blues Band. Free admission. All welcome.
Please feel free to bring your own willow or wicker salmon to burn. Fancy dress themed or otherwise if possible and a torch or lantern.
A “Make Your Own Salmon” creative workshop will be held in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 7th January 10.30am to 4pm with a communal lunch (bring your own wine).
Horncliffe Salmon Procession 2019
On Sunday January 13th 2019 around forty villagers lit up the starry winter’s night in celebration of Horncliffe’s salmon fishing heritage.
They carried torches and lanterns to escort the salmon around the village with songs and music.
Dave Goodwin, of the Fishers Arms pub, proposed a toast to the salmon.
The procession was led by local artist William Hamilton with his hand-crafted salmon.
Villagers also carried willow salmon to be ceremonially burnt on a fire at the village green overseen by Chief Fisher Louise Giddens.