sanding


sanding
   A custom reported in several locations but surviving only at *Knutsford, Cheshire, is the decoration of pavements with coloured sand on special occasions such as * May Day and for local * weddings. At Knuts-ford, the sand is dispensed through a funnel, and it is said that it is better when it rains because the colour thus lives on for a while in the paving stones. Henderson (1879: 40-1) also mentions sand strewing for weddings in 19th-century Newcastle.
   ■ Shuel, 1985: 34; D. Haworth and W. M. Comber, Cheshire Village Memories (1961), plate 23; Roy Kerridge, Bizarre Britain (1985), 60-3.

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