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> Pots And Pans Hen Night
Heather
post 2nd Nov 2010, 10:10pm
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' A shirrackin' no decent women with any respect for herself would behave like that in public. ohmy.gif


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post 2nd Nov 2010, 10:59pm
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As Angel said, it was called a "bottling", at least in some areas. The last one I remember was about 1978 in Alexandria, near Balloch. Ah wis caught in two different pubs by aw the mad wimmin wi their chanty fulla salt, an covered in ribbons. Even worse, ah had tae pay twice! biggrin.gif


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post 3rd Nov 2010, 02:02am
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rolleyes.gif the last bottling i ever saw was in 1997 i worked in the rock bar in possil rd and the girls came in and a few of the boys ducked into the toilet ha! ha! thay sang hard up kick the can and im getting married in the morning it was good fun and i got the bride to be a big drink. wub.gif


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post 3rd Nov 2010, 02:14am
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rolleyes.gif oh! i forgot to say it did take place at the show of presents just before the wedding you had a wee get together a wee drink and some food had a look at the presents and then you hit the streets with your pots and pans and the couple that i went to we had a wee drink in every pub it was hard going ha!ha! it was a great laugh and the lass got a few bob to boot! laugh.gif


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post 6th Nov 2010, 06:13pm
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QUOTE (Heather @ 2nd Nov 2010, 09:56pm) *
' A shirrackin' no decent women with any respect for herself would behave like that in public. ohmy.gif

Aye mebbe so but in those times the only protection from an erring spouse was the protection of her neighbours-any "decent woman" having to endure a philandering husband or a partner spending his weeks wage in the pub would gladly behave like that in public other than get "shown the hoose" by her loving husband!-remember this was 50-60 years ago,women had no protection like todays modern women-no hostels for battered wives or the like-a lot of women "put up with it" and lived their lives in misery,so a "shirriking" was no bad thing-it told the general populace of the area just what was going on behind closed doors and normally stopped the miscreant dead in his tracks.

Not all of us were brought up in nice middle class areas Heather!-The Tenements had a really bad dark side as well.
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post 28th Nov 2010, 11:46am
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By this is another trip down memory lane for me.i left glasgow in 1959 but I lived near two factories and it was a common occurence to see a crowd coming out at closing time friday with THE BRIDE all decorated and carrying her potty and all the others singing along beside her.
i remember show of presents which took place at brides home shortly before the wedding we don't have that down here in England.
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post 25th Aug 2012, 10:54pm
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I only remember one, I was sent to Margaret's stationery shop on Broomston Road in Balornock. Loud noises and singing attracted my attention as I watched some young ladies cavorting along the road banging pots and singing songs, being seven or eight years old I was mesmerized by it all.


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post 26th Aug 2012, 02:09am
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This was a common practise in among the "Mill Lassies" of Paisley and surrounding districts to dress up and with their friends, bridesmaids and wedding guests, go out on the "bevvy" and dance through the streets decorated and stoshious. Males were cornered and expected to contribute cash to the "chanty" carried by the future bride. As this was normaly on a Friday night they did quite well. After making a contribution you got to kiss the bride, and as I recall in one particular occasion I got to kiss most of the wedding party. A grand old Scottish custom I was more that happy to participate in.
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post 26th Aug 2012, 08:16am
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We still see them occasionally here and they always make me smile. smile.gif

I remember having a bouquet made of weeds and a baby's potty with salt in it, passing men and boys who seemed to have been forced to put money in it . laugh.gif Some of the men ran away ( well they did have to kiss the bride laugh.gif)

Although I remember dreading it all it was great fun and everybody was lovely. Mind ye I was shocked when I saw the state of my granny's pots after all that bashing of them. Great fun and a lovely memory really. None of the really crazy limos and stuff they seem to have today though.
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post 26th Aug 2012, 10:15am
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I haven't seen a hen night like that in years, remember the song "hands up kick the can". Mary laugh.gif laugh.gif
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post 26th May 2015, 10:21am
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A Shirrakin was a public argument usually done by the Women to the man a public. Riddiculing if you like when the man got caught out or spent his wages . It would also happen to women who whent with married men.

My Nana told me all this born in 1906 Govan lived until 1999 in Pollok.

Most of this came from Gossip doon the Steamie.

God Bless Her.
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post 26th May 2015, 01:11pm
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Another song I remember was "Down in yonder meadow where the green grass grows"
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post 28th May 2015, 01:42am
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QUOTE (nippynell @ 2nd Nov 2010, 09:53pm) *
I think it was called " A Shirraking " Not really too sure, but that name rings a bell, it would be good to find out. biggrin.gif

Described in full in the novel " No Mean City" where "Razor King" gets a sherriking from a long time girl friend he has dumped for some
other woman.
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post 5th Jun 2015, 10:25am
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QUOTE (Guest @ 26th Aug 2012, 02:17am) *
This was a common practise in among the "Mill Lassies" of Paisley and surrounding districts to dress up and with their friends, bridesmaids and wedding guests, go out on the "bevvy" and dance through the streets decorated and stoshious. Males were cornered and expected to contribute cash to the "chanty" carried by the future bride. As this was normaly on a Friday night they did quite well. After making a contribution you got to kiss the bride, and as I recall in one particular occasion I got to kiss most of the wedding party. A grand old Scottish custom I was more that happy to participate in.

I remember the 'Mill Lassies" and their round the streets wedding ritual and all the kisses I could get after the pubs shut.
Great times and good fun. Danny Kyle wrote a song about them.
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