A Tale of Harvest Festival

Autumn harvest is enshrined within the British national consciousness. But how old is this tradition? Could it actually be the work of an eccentric Victorian clergyman? Paul Heiney travels to Cornwall in his quest to unravel its origins. Just the thing to accompany chrysanthemums and cornsheaves, marrows and swedes, adorning churches across the country in preparation for Harvest Festival. First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2002.