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Thread #57360 Message #901665
Posted By: GUEST,willy barden
02-Mar-03 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Treacle mines
Subject: RE: Folklore: Treacle mines
the Kentish treacle mines (and there are many!) are a very long standing joke on the credulous or extremely drunk ( on Ketish cider) - the joke certainly predates my greatgrandfather who was born in Rye about 1860. It should be pointed out the there are all kinds of mines in Kent - for stone, lime, iron ore and any kind of cave whose origin is obscure can be referred to as an entrance to the old treacle mines.
It seems the joke continues to roll on