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Stones substituted for crocks - Berks. (Sunningwell,
1724). Stones tied to door-handles - Somerset. Short clubs used to knock at doors Cormvcill (St. Ives).i
(e) The Pancake Bell.
Notes of this very general custom have so far only been received from the following places : —
Northumberland : Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Durham : Durham Cathedral, Gainford.
Yorkshire : York, Richmond, Whitby, Scarborough, Masham, Morley near Leeds, Hull, Hedon (rung by the oldest apprentice), and East Riding generally.
Lancashire : Blackburn, Poulton-le-Fylde.
Cheshire : Middlewich, Church Minshall, Tarvin, Congle- ton (called Pancake Bell or Goodit Bell), Barthomley, and general.
Derbyshire : Dronfield Grammar School and other places (Pegge's Derbtcisms, i8th cent.).
Lincolnshire : Crowle, Grantham. Barnoldby-le-Beck, and North Lincolnshire generally.
Leicestershire and Rutland : Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Ayle- stone, Barrow-on-Soar, Belgrave, Belton, Billesdon, Bottesford, Broughton Astley, Burton Overy, Church Langton, Claybrook, Cosby, Coston, Dalby Magna, Diseworth, Evington, Fleckney, Frowlesworth, Glen Magna, Hallaton, Hinckley Hose, Houghton-on-the- Hill, Hungerton, Kegworth, Kibworth, Knipton (St. Margaret's), Leicester (St. Mary's), Leicester (St. Mark's), Leicester (All Saints'), Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth (now discontinued), Markfield, Muston, Nailston, Oadby, Peckleton, Rearsby (now discontinued), Rothley, Sapcote, Scale (Over), Sharnford, Sheepshed, Sibson, Sileby, South Kilworth, Syston, Thedingworth, Thurnby (now discontinued), Woodhouse, Wymondham, Ash- well, Ayston, Belton, Braunstone (discontinued), Caldecot, Empingham (discontinued), Glaston, Lang- ham, Lyddington, Man ton (discontinued). Market Overton, Morcot (discontinued), Oakham, Ryhall, Seaton (discontinued), Teigh, Thistleton, Wardley, Whissendine.- 1 Cf. " Nickanan Night." There is probably some confusion or some borrowing here. 2 At Belgrave the Pancake Bell is rung by the oldest apprentice in the Parish, North, pp. 118, 144.