A PLOUGH will be pulled through the streets of Durham to welcome the start of the agricultural year.

Six people will haul the plough from the city’s market place to Durham Cathedral, on Sunday.

Morris dancers from Durham and Yorkshire and traditional musicians will also join in the festivities, which start at 1.30pm.

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The tradition, which died out in the 19th century, was revived in Durham five years ago after it emerged that the the oldest recorded mention of the event taking place in England was in the city in 1413.

Organiser Paul Martin said: “Plough Sunday is a brilliant way to engage people in a sense of community, place and the past, and we are thrilled that the event is so popular with local audiences.”