THE WORLD GURNING CHAMPIONSHIPS held in September in Egremont, Cumbria Womans World Gurning Champion Anne Woods. Gurning contests are a rural English tradition. By far the most notable is that held annually at the Egremont Crab Fair, which dates back to 1267 when King Henry III granted the fair a Royal Charter.The origins of the gurning competition itself are unclear, and may not be so old, although it was described as an ancient tradition by local newspaper the Cumberland Paquet in 1852.
Hazel (Corylus avellana) is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the UK. It also grows across much of Europe, parts of north Africa and western Asia. In the UK it's often found in the understorey of lowland oak, ash or birch woodland, and is also found in scrub and hedgerows. Read more http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/learn/british-trees/native-trees/hazel/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wt_treespecies_2014
Common juniper (Juniperus communis) is an evergreen conifer native to the UK, Europe and much of the northern hemisphere. It thrives on chalk downland, moorland, in rocky areas and old native pine woodland. Juniper populations in the UK are shrinking, and the species is a priority under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Read more http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/learn/british-trees/native-trees/juniper/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wt_treespecies_2014