The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34833   Message #614781
Posted By: 8_Pints
22-Dec-01 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Oggie Man / Oggy Man (Cyril Tawney)
Subject: RE: Oggie Man
Further to Lindi-Loo's comment, I recall that Brenda Wootton had a workshop on oggie making at a festival many years ago. She told us that not only were the miners' hands dirty, but contaminated with arsenic from the mines. This reinforces the reasoning behind the practice of discarding the crusts: with the consequence that the rats became immune to the poison [but that's another story.....]

Bob vG