This volume focuses on the folk beliefs and customs in Cambridgeshire. It covers a range of topic from the folklore of courtship, marriage, birth and death, of trees and plants and the world of nature to traditional Cambridgeshire food and drink, from ghosts and witchcraft and cure of diseases.
Table of Contents
1. Folklore and Customs of Human Life: Courtship, Marriage, Pregnancy, Birth, Child Care and Education, Death and Burial 2. Folklore of Nature: Birds, Flowers and Plants, Insects and Reptiles, Mammals, Moon and Stars, Trees, Water, Weather 3. Curing the Sick 4. Calendar Customs 5. The World of Magic: Ghosts and Witchcraft 6. Narratives and Traditions: Local Legends, Curious Characters and Strange Incidents 7. Games, Sports and Pastimes