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Dexter St. Clair
post 22nd Mar 2009, 10:33pm
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Can anyone advise the Glasgow term for this ritual involving the bride-to-be walking round the streets with a chanty filled with salt. Her friends would be banging pots and pans and singing. A pub crawl was completed collecting money for kisses from any willing man. Its driving me a my friends and family mad trying to remember the term for this.

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Was this always called a Hen Night or was there a particular Glaswegian phrase to describe it? Did it take place after the show of presents?

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- Dexter St. Clair   Pots And Pans Hen Night   22nd Mar 2009, 10:33pm
- - stuarty   the show of presents was after you got engaged and...   22nd Mar 2009, 10:47pm
- - GG   From the Scottish Wedding Folklore section of the ...   22nd Mar 2009, 10:53pm
- - Dexter St. Clair   The phrase Bridal Shower appears to have originate...   22nd Mar 2009, 11:15pm
- - Melody   Your quite correct Dexter, in Glasgow while the au...   23rd Mar 2009, 08:08am
- - *Sooz*   Hi - new to all of this and fell upon it looking ...   8th May 2009, 01:43pm
|- - andy wilson   QUOTE (*Sooz* @ 8th May 2009, 02:45pm) Hi...   22nd Aug 2010, 01:35pm
- - Heather   I remember during the 60s one of the girls I worke...   5th Jun 2009, 12:20am
- - Elma   When I got married in 1959 I was working in Stow C...   5th Jun 2009, 12:32am
- - kentzo   Dexter, perhaps the event had an ‘official...   5th Jun 2009, 12:58pm
- - Karen horgan   can anyone tell me the song or rhyme you sing when...   11th Jun 2009, 01:00pm
- - angel   Was this event not called " the Bottle-ing...   13th Jul 2009, 12:34pm
- - Heather   I can't remember the songs we sang when taking...   6th Dec 2009, 01:34am
- - Scutch   Not sure if anyone still has their eye on this thr...   13th May 2010, 06:53pm
- - nippynell   I think it was called " A Shirraking " ...   2nd Nov 2010, 09:45pm
|- - Tally Rand   QUOTE (nippynell @ 2nd Nov 2010, 09:53pm)...   28th May 2015, 01:42am
- - Heather   ' A shirrackin' no decent women with any ...   2nd Nov 2010, 10:10pm
|- - Andy Wilson   QUOTE (Heather @ 2nd Nov 2010, 09:56pm) ...   6th Nov 2010, 06:13pm
- - benny   As Angel said, it was called a "bottling...   2nd Nov 2010, 10:59pm
- - baggymaggs   the last bottling i ever saw was in 1997 i worked ...   3rd Nov 2010, 02:02am
- - baggymaggs   oh! i forgot to say it did take place at the s...   3rd Nov 2010, 02:14am
- - poolie   By this is another trip down memory lane for me.i ...   28th Nov 2010, 11:46am
- - RonD   I only remember one, I was sent to Margaret's ...   25th Aug 2012, 10:54pm
- - Guest   This was a common practise in among the "Mill...   26th Aug 2012, 02:09am
- - Melody   We still see them occasionally here and they alway...   26th Aug 2012, 08:16am
- - mlconnelly   I haven't seen a hen night like that in years,...   26th Aug 2012, 10:15am
- - Guest   A Shirrakin was a public argument usually done by ...   26th May 2015, 10:21am
- - petunia   Another song I remember was "Down in yonder m...   26th May 2015, 01:11pm
- - Billy Boil   QUOTE (Guest @ 26th Aug 2012, 02:17am) Th...   5th Jun 2015, 10:25am
- - magaret   this was called hard up kit the can when i was you...   11th Sep 2017, 01:38pm
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