Master Mummers - Memories of Mansfield (Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1962, G.Tansley))

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, Com. 1962, Ref.DD/121/2/22

*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: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00375;
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.