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On Palm Sunday there were gatherings on Longbridge Deverill Cow-down to play "trap," going up by "Jacob's ladder." The young men, with the elders to watch them, would "beat the ball" up Cow-down and then play trap.
And on Palm Sunday the women and children would go out into the fields "to tread the wheat." (1897)
Folklore Notes from South-West Wilts
John U. Powell
Folklore, Vol. 12, No. 1. (Mar., 1901), pp. 71-83.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st October 2006ce
Edited 1st October 2006ce

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