No Palm Crosses could be produced this year for Palm Sunday on account of the War

Restricted imports had an unexpected impact on the tradition of handing out crosses made of palm leaves to worshippers on Palm Sunday.

Earley

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL

As the Palm Crosses could not be obtained this year owing to the great difficulty of importing them, the old English custom was adopted of blessing and distributing willow branches.

Ascot

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER.

No Palm Crosses could be produced this year for Palm Sunday on account of the War. Not only were they double the ordinary price, but the small supply available was entirely sold out.

Earley St Peter parish magazine, May 1917 (D/P191/28A/24) ; Ascot section of Winkfield District Magazine, May 1917 (D/P151/28A/9/5)

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