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Bonecruncher What does 'Hal an Tow' mean? (89* d) RE: What does 'Hal an Tow' mean? 05 May 07


Little Robyn's comment on "ladies in red capes" is probably a reference to the time during the Napoleonic Wars when French troops landed in Caermarthenshire, in an attempt to invade Britain.
They surrendered to a group of Welsh women, wearing traditional costume of dark skirt and red capes, who they thought were English Redcoats. Like in many stories, time/place seems to have been portable!
Guest WINFREE seems to be somewhat confused regarding history, unless the post was to have been made on 1st. April!
By the time of the Spanish Armada the use of the bow and arrow had long been dispensed with. After all, the first use of gunpowder in war was during the battle of Agincourt (1415) and by Elizabethan times firearms were well-developed.
Any student of history knows that Pace-Egging is nothing to do with sailing. It is from page-egging that we obtain the decorated eggs that we today give at Easter. Rolling eggs downhill was a sport in many parts of the country. Like many customs, it died out after the first World War.
Colyn.


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