The “She Loves Me, She Loves Me not” Contest – Exmoor – Part 2

Each contestant must bring a ready supply of dandelions that have their seeds showing. There are many rounds. The Shouting Judge shouts a number between 2 and 12 and then the Blowing Judge bids each contestant step forward in turn. This judge then shouts “dandelion be gone” and the contestant has to blow away all the seeds in the number of blows decreed by the Shouting Judge.

If they achieve this, they are through to the next round. This process continues until there is only one person left who wins the Amos Love Cup. There are separate contests for men and women. Only one person has won more than once: Eliza Bradley in 1843 and 1872.

For more British Traditions, see here


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