*Mr. R. W. Foster (Inf.)Index Terms:
*Memories of Mansfield [Oak Apple Day and Bonfire Night]
*Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, *Notts. Archives Office, Com. 1962, Ref.DD 121/2/?
*This entry to an essay competition includes the following items of folklore:-
"MAY 29TH, OAK APPLE DAY
May 29th Oak Apple Day, nettles used on people without a spray of leaves.
The wise boy wore his oak leaves, armed himselves with a stinging nettle and carried a few dock leaves for first aid just in case.
Wood collecting for Bonfire Night children would sing,Bonfire Night, stars shine bright,
Three little angels dressed in white,
Can you eat a biscuit, can you smoke a pipe,
Can you go a courting at ten O'clock at night."
Locations: *Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361) Years: *Com. 1962 Subjects: *May 29th; Oak Apple Day; Bonfire Night; Song People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.); Mansfield Chronicle & Advertiser (Col.) Archives: Ref.: TD00374; P.T.Millington Collection, Transcript