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(b) Legends current.

Blacksmiths, as tool-makers,

admitted to share feast
at erection of Solomon's

Temple, if dirt washed off Twyford.
Blacksmiths adjudged by

King Alfred "the first of
trades," because tool-

makers to all others;

tailors jealous

"Old Clem" was the first

man to shoe a horse

(c) Begging Customs.

Children and young man beg
for ale and apples with
rhymes.1 See St. Katha-
rine's Day.

Called Clemmening

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Sussex (Steyning).

London.

Sussex and South Staffs.
Warwicksh.

Leic. (Bosworth).
Rutland.

South Staffs.

Walsall.

Durham.

Bucks. (Lambourne).

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ST. KATHARINE'S DAY.

NOVEMBER 25TH.

St. Katharine of Alexandria, V.M., A.D. 307. Regarded as a personification of the Church. Patroness of women, especially of unmarried women, and of spinning.

Represented as patroness of the Barbers' Company in Corpus Christi Pageant, 1685-1860; of the Flax-dressers,

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1861-1878. Ibid. (Shr. F.L. p. 456) - Shrewsbury.

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Ropemakers paraded town,

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Catherine in a chair of state Chatham, Rochester, and

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One of Henry VIII.'s wives

Bucks. (Ellesborough).

instituted the procession" Peterborough. "Queen Katharine founded

the rope-walk

III. BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS.

Cathedral Chapter Rent Audit con

cluded, mulled wine distributed
to tenants, 1848

1 Typical rhyme

Chatham.

Worcester.

"Cattern and Clement be here, be here,
Some of your apples and some of your beer,

An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry,
Or any good thing to make us merry."

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Formerly all quarrels were made up this day; each party
plucked and buried a few feathers in token of covenant.
Fair founded beside St. Katharine's Church, and ceremony
instituted by Katharine, spinster heiress of Colby Mooar, to
preserve her memory.

Healing Well on fair-ground, another, same ded. at Port
Erin.

1 Premonstratensian house. Legally in Salop, locally in Worcestershire.

ST. ANDREW'S DAY.

NOVEMBER 30TH.

St. Andrew, Apostle and Martyr. Patron of Scotland, Rochester Cathedral, and the monastery at Rome of which St. Augustine of Canterbury had been Abbot. Also of lacemakers (but cf. St. Katharine).

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