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The Swainmote Feast, Co-operative House, Mansfield

The Swainmote Feast, held in the Queensway Suite of the Co-operative House by the Old Mansfield Society. The custom of holding this feast was revived by the Old Mansfield Society (formed on 24 October 1918) in 1924. A Swainmote (Forest Court) was a court made up of the King's swineheards and other forest employees, which met three times a year. It is so called because the 'swaines', or freeholders…