Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1962, G.Tansley)
*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
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.
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.
*Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361)
*Oak Day; May 29th; Recipes; Barm Dumplings with Treacle; Frumety
Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.); Mansfield Chronicle & Advertiser (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00375;
P.T.Millington Collection, Transcript
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Last Updated Apr 1987 by Peter Millington.