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Ba'l Hill

Artificial Mound


A Mr R Cousins of Wold Newton told Leslie Grinsell that Throwl Egg used to be played here on Shrove Tuesdays.

"Men and youths used to have hard-boiled eggs, which they 'throwled' (rolled) on the grass. The eggs were dyed, and he whose egg rolled the farthest, or longest, was the winner."

(John Nicholson, Folklore of East Yorkshire, 1890; quoted by Grinsell in 'Ancient Burial Mounds of England' 1936).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th July 2004ce
Edited 21st July 2005ce

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