Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1962, R.W.Foster)

Source:
*Mr. R. W. Foster (Inf.)
*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.

BONFIRE NIGHT

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."

Index Terms:
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

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.1987

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