Uncle Tom Cobley character jug produced by Saxony in Germany circa 1970. Uncle Tom Cobley is one of the traveling companions mentioned in the Devon folk song "Widecombe Fair" about a man named Tom Pearce, whose horse dies after someone borrows it to travel to the fair in Widecombe with his friends. Its chorus ends with a long list of the people travelling to the fair: "Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all." Some research suggests that the names originally referred to real people. A tree branch forms the handle of the jug.