Friday, 26 July 2013

Spreading the word


'Hedge-hopper' preachers are not seen as often on our streets as they once were, which I think is a shame.  Agree or disagree with them, they always provide an interesting debate for the public; and some of them are very fine speakers.

This preacher comes to Stafford now and again though I believe he lives in the north of England.

The term 'hedge-hopper', in this sense, refers to those peripatetic pedagogues who once walked the countryside, literally 'hopping over hedges', spreading the word of whatever they believed in, in whichever village or town they came to..

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