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


*Mr. R. W. Foster (Inf.)
*Memories of Mansfield [Oak Apple Day and Bonfire Night]
*Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, Com. 1962, Ref.DD/121/2/15

*This entry to an essay competition includes the following items of folklore:-


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."

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: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00374;
P.T.Millington Collection, Transcript

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.

Last Updated Apr 1987 by Peter Millington.