Catalogue of Bj'and Material.
Knurr and Spell - - -
Played by old women at - Throwling Eggs (rolling dyed eggs in the fields, the one that went furthest was winner. Called " Throwl- egg-day ") Camping (" Rugby football without the ball ") -
Shooting at a door for tea kettles - - - -
IV. Special Local Celebrations, etc.
Pageant representing end of Christ- mas --..-- Jousts at Henry VIII. 's Court Racing substituted for football Stag-hunt ----- Football Contests.
Married v. unmarried - - -
Tradesmen v. countrymen Up-street v. Down-street
Upwards v. Downwards (2 days' play) -----
East V. West. (If ball goes into house it must be thrown from an upper window) - - .
Rhyme commemorates custom dropped 1846, renewed 1885
Very rowdy in 188 1
Man died from injuries received, 1709 - - - - -
Attempt to put it down, temp. Queen Elizabeth _ - -
Said to be customary - - -
Yorks. (Masham). Salop (Newport). Bury St. Edmunds.
Cambs. (Ickleton and Duxford).
Norwich (1442). Greenwich (1526). Chester (1539). Warwicksh. (Southam).
Northumb. (Alnwick,^ Ford, Rothbury,2
Durham (Chester-le- Street, 1904).
Lines. (Caistor, 1839).
Salop (Gt. Ness).
Staffs. (Cheadle and other places not named).
1 Now, one parish against another.
2 Followed by a " tansy " or parish feast. 2 A