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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 28 May 06 22:39 BST (UK) »
We commented on that just the other day, and I don't think I've ever seen quite as many as this year either.

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 30 April 17 10:49 BST (UK) »
I have just joined this forum as I was searching for "Pinchbottom Day" on the web. Apologies if reviving an old thread is the wrong thing to do.

Many years ago, when I started my first real job, one of the ladies used to chant "The First of May is Pinchbottom Day" either before or after the action mentioned. This was in Huntingdonshire, but I think she was not originally from the county, possibly from London.

But it was certainly 1st of May, not 29th.

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 30 April 17 12:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Henry and welcome to Rootschat....I have never heard of it before...not in common use in East Yorkshire that I know of.
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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 30 April 17 12:46 BST (UK) »
When we were Kids

1st May Pinch Bum Day

2nd of May Stinging Nettle Day  ,if you got caught,legs would smart :'(

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 30 April 17 14:00 BST (UK) »
I wonder why the day varies so much?

Pinch-bum and nettle-whipping are both mentioned here

http://projectbritain.com/calendar/May/oakday.html

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 30 April 17 14:17 BST (UK) »
I wonder why the day varies so much?

Pinch-bum and nettle-whipping are both mentioned here

http://projectbritain.com/calendar/May/oakday.html

It does seem strange, but then who can tell with old traditions?

I've never met anyone else who actually pinches bottoms on May 1st, but I suppose it would be a no-no in these times. I remember the day (in the mid seventies) when Annie (the lady in question) pinched Frank. Now, Frank was a senior member of staff, and out-eyebrowed Denis Healey. I have not seen anyone look quite so surprised!

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 30 April 17 14:20 BST (UK) »
In North Yorkshire we used to have May Gosling on the 1st May.  It was similar to 1st April being April Fool's Day.  Tricks were played up to noon and the victim was called the May Gosling.

Also when out and about if you saw a car with registration XG (local to Middlesbrough), it was a good hard pinch to sibling saying "XG and no nips back".

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 30 April 17 22:53 BST (UK) »
When I was a child, 1st May in NZ was called Smugglers Day! I have no idea why it was called Smugglers day, but on that day, you could " smuggle" your friends marbles somehow, With the onset of wintry weather, and muddy grass, it was the last day we were allowed to play marbles at school - and we could cheat and steal their marbles.  Always wondered why... But found this

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Re: Pinch Bum Day
« Reply #26 on: Monday 01 May 17 16:19 BST (UK) »
My family is from Seaford, East Sussex and my Mum always taught us that the 1st of May is pinch bum day. So get pinching!