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Thread #57360 Message #901660
Posted By: GUEST,Bystander
02-Mar-03 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Treacle mines
Subject: RE: Folklore: Treacle mines
When I moved to Sussex in the 50's I heard references to treacle mines all over the county. Work-shy people were said to work in them ("He's at his usual job, working in the Rusper Treacle Mine"), people who were late were said to have got stuck in them, etc. This is very much the typical humour of the Sussex 'yokel' of Victorian times and probably a lot earlier.