Local team take part in Driffield Scramble

Posted 29/12/2017 by: Reeds Rains Press Office

Driffield branch

The Reeds Rains team in Driffield, East Yorkshire are  gearing themselves up to take part in an exciting  event on Tuesday ( 2 January 2018)   that will not only bring local businesses together but the community as a whole.

Called the  Driffiled Scramble, the  event  will see local children - escorted by the Town Crier - visit local shops and businesses in the main high street and Market Place in the morning and  then,  quite literally, 'scrabble' for sweets and presents as part of an annual custom that dates back to the 1700s.

Originally  it was thought that  the 'Scramble' was established as a result of local salesmen visiting the town and using this as a method to attract trade and, with the event now taking place on the first working day of each year, has also been linked with good luck and the hope of better fortunes in a new year.

Linda Taylor, Branch Manager at Reeds Rains in Driffield commented: "Our team are really  looking forward to taking part in the event and welcoming local children to our office in the Main Street. We have already developed strong links with the local community and hope this marks the first of many more opportunities for us to show our support to this great town in 2018 - and beyond."