Customs

Think back to the old festivals and special days that mark the passage of the year.  We've started here with Mothering Sunday, but there must be other Nottinghamshire customs you would like to record.  Penny loaf day at Newark, anyone?

Page link: 1946 Blidworth Cradle Rocking (C.J. Dakin)
1946 Blidworth Cradle Rocking (C.J. Dakin)
A new feature for this ancient custom
Page link: A Nottinghamshire cure for Whooping cough
A Nottinghamshire cure for Whooping cough
Take some Hair, Bread and Butter, and a dog.....
Page link: Foresters Morris Men
Foresters Morris Men
60th Anniversary
Page link: Guy Fawkes Day in Nottinghamshire
Guy Fawkes Day in Nottinghamshire
Nottingham folklore and customs
Page link: May Day In Nottinghamshire
May Day In Nottinghamshire
by Frank E Earp
Page link: Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday
A Nottinghamshire connection
Page link: Panto History
Panto History
A study of the characteristics and history of pantomimes at Nottingham Theatre Royal as recounted by a previous performer from Annesley Woodhouse
Page link: Please will you let one of playmates...come and play with us?
Please will you let one of playmates...come and play with us?
A Childhood playground game of North Nottinghamshire
Page link: RATTLEJAG MORRIS
RATTLEJAG MORRIS
A new folk art for the North shires rooted in tradition
Page link: Retford - Spa Town
Retford - Spa Town
When local spring water was prized for its healing properties
Page link: Riding the Stang in Southwell
Riding the Stang in Southwell
An Old English Custom with a local twist
Page link: Ringing the bull
Ringing the bull
A curious pub game in Nottinghamshire
Page link: Robin Hood's Well
Robin Hood's Well
A healing well
Page link: Searching for Penny for the Guy
Searching for Penny for the Guy
The Penny for the Guy Sightings project
Page link: Some Nottinghamshire cures
Some Nottinghamshire cures
The home cures of a Laxton villager
Page link: St Ann's Well
St Ann's Well
of Nottingham
Page link: St Catherine's Well at Newark
St Catherine's Well at Newark
Is it a real holy well?
Page link: Tansy pudding
Tansy pudding
Traditional Easter food
Page link: The Eakring Ball Game
The Eakring Ball Game
A lost Easter mob football game
Page link: The Gopher Bells of Newark
The Gopher Bells of Newark
Listen in mp3 to the story of this unique custom
Page link: The Holy Wells of Nottinghamshire
The Holy Wells of Nottinghamshire
An overview of dedication, distribution, history and folklore
Page link: The Jovial Miller
The Jovial Miller
A Nottinghamshire folk song
Page link: The Selston Tower Sermon
The Selston Tower Sermon
A July Custom
Page link: The Stroking Boy of Wysall
The Stroking Boy of Wysall
A Nottinghamshire healer
Page link: The Woundheal Spring
The Woundheal Spring
A little known healing spring
Page link: Turf cross memorials of Nottinghamshire
Turf cross memorials of Nottinghamshire
Some unusual wayside memorials
Page link: Virgin crowns
Virgin crowns
A search for Nottinghamshire examples
Page link: Where Have all the Sparrows Gone?
Where Have all the Sparrows Gone?
This Old Notts custom might hold an explanation
Page link: Whitehead's folly
Whitehead's folly
A Nottinghamshire folk song
Page link: Ye Olde Leathern Bottle
Ye Olde Leathern Bottle
A Nottinghamshire folk song