By Paul Rogers
Such is the varied life of an editorial photographer at The Times newspaper that I found myself kneeling on a strangers mossy lawn watching a man dressed as a medieval woman, along with a hobby horse, a fool and several men dancing with 1000 year old Reindeer antlers. This is the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, one of the few ritual customs that has survived from 1226. It's not certain why the dance came about, one speculation is that it affirms the villagers hunting rights. But today it attracts visitors from around the world, and continues in various locations around the local area until the evening.
I spent a few hours following the dancers to document this year's dance for The Times.
You can see more of my Editorial work for The Times here.