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Going like the clappers

Posted by Pat Melville-Baker on August 16, 2004

From "Old Stone Crosses of the Vale of Clwyd" by Rev Elias Owen,M.A.1886.

Customs in Tremeirchion Parish and other parts of Wales. Shrove Tuesday Customs.

'Most people turned out to beg, or Hel Ynyd, on Shrove Tuesday. They received from the farmers fine flour, milk, lard etc. Eggs were clapped for;-boys went about with two stones as clappers, and when opposite a farm house they clapped away with all their might and received for their pains a gift of eggs,'