Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1962, G.Tansley)

Source:
*Mr. G. Tansley (Inf.)
*Memories of Mansfield [Recipes and May 29th Oak Day]
*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:-

"RECIPES

Barm Dumplings with treacle

Risen dough, size of cricket balls placed in a pan of boiling water for 15 - 20 minutes then ready to serve.

Frumety

Say 1 or 2 lbs of wheat placed in a dish with water in hot oven until grains of wheat swelled and Burst Open then served with milk and sugar.

MAY 29TH OAK DAY

May 29th. Oak Day. Children with a sprig of Oak pinned to them meeting each other would say 'Show your oak,' in their hands holding a stinging nettle. If they failed to conform.

Index Terms:
Locations: *Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361)
Years: *Com. 1962
Subjects: *Oak Day; May 29th; Recipes; Barm Dumplings with Treacle; Frumety
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.); Mansfield Chronicle & Advertiser (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00375; P.T.Millington Collection, Transcript

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.1987

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