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Video: Youngsters uphold scrambling tradition

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Driffeld youngsters have taken part in the age-old tradition of scrambling.

Children walked from Driffield railway station through the town, chanting to shopkeepers in the hope of receiving gifts of sweets and money.

The tradition in Driffield is thought to have started in the 1700s when itinerant traders would visit the town and throw free gifts in to the crowd to entice people to their stalls.

Nowadays, children elicit gifts of fruit, coins and sweets by chanting the old rhyme:

Here we are at oor toon end,

A shoolder o’ mutton and a croon ti spend.

Are we downhearted? -

No! Will we win? - Yes!

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