Euan Findlay, from Bedale, began his apprenticeship at Theakston five years ago
Euan Findlay, from Bedale, began his apprenticeship at Theakston five years ago

The best pictures from once-in-a-generation trussing ceremony at Theakston Brewery in Masham

A historic ceremony took place in North Yorkshire this week - tracing its roots back to the 14th century.

Friday, 8th October 2021, 5:16 am

But it wasn't at one of Yorkshire's abbeys - in fact it was more about ale. The trussing ceremony at Theakston Brewery in Masham is carried out when an apprentice barrel maker is officially made a 'journeyman cooper'. And it's an unusual ceremony to say the least. Take a look through our picture gallery to find out more. (All pictures: James Hardisty)

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