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Lolworth 1885 OS map

Lolworth General Information

General Information

Enid Porter records in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore:

May Day

At Lolworth, until c. 1914, a basket of dolls was taken round the village by children after school ended. Then two lines of rope, decorated with ribbons, were suspended from trees and balls thrown over them. The Vicar’s wife used to give each girl a yard of hair ribbon.

This was reported by Mrs Tofts in 1966, born in Lolworth in 1902, and who must surely be Beatrice Saunders who married Stephen Tofts in Linton in 1921.


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