Catalogue of Brand Material.
Palm cross thrown in Lady Nant's Well to foretell owner's fate - - -
Eas Well frequented to drink sugar and water and to eat cakes -
Children drink sugar and water or liquorice-water from certain wells out of " pawne-bottles "
Children drink bottles of liquorice-water in forest, and make fires if pos- sible - -
(c) Viands. Figs
Fig-pudding . . .
Fig-pie . - . - Bragget-ale (a sort of sweet- wort, spiced) - - -
Furmety . . - .
IV. Special Local Observances.
Crowds go to eat figs on Dunstable Down ------
Wake held on Pontesford Hill - (Traditional object, search for mythical arrow. Yew sprigs gathered as talismans. Race down steep descent, finger dipped in pool at foot ensures marriage.) Feast on Bidcombe Hill - - - (Traditionally connected with a boundary. Furmity eaten in " Furmity Hole " on hill.)
Cornwall (Little Colan).
Oxfordshire (Leafield- cum- Wychwood) .
Beds. (Dunstable), Herts. (Kempton, Ippett, nr. Hitchen — cooked) , Northants. (Brackley, Syresham), Oxford- shire, Wilts., Yorks. (Filey, etc.).
Bucks. (Edlesbro'), Wilts.
Lanes. (Weeton in the
Fylde). Wilts. (Bidcombe Hill
Bedfordshire (Dunstable). Salop (Pontesbur}').
Wilts . (Warminster) .