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Folklore Calendar Information

Folklore Calendar Information

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EventGooding Day
CommunityBratton
Date21st December
SeasonWinter
SourceWSRO 3433 Folklore folder
Last Noted
NotesMrs Reeves remembers her father laying a pile of sixpences on the kitchen table, ready for the widows who went round for their 'Gooding' and each got sixpence. The women were careful to avoid the appearance of begging, … By the time they had visited all the larger houses and farms they had collected what was then a sizeable sum.'

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