Mudcat Café message #2130934 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104180   Message #2130934
Posted By: GUEST,PMB
22-Aug-07 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: Yellow Clay
Subject: RE: Yellow Clay
All about donkey stones - they weren't yellow clay in Lancashire. They were often sold by rag-and-bone men, or given by them in exchange for discarded goods. Along with dolly blue and yellow soap that took the skin off your hands.

However, yellow clay may have been used in the Tyneside equivalent.

Flashback... the sound of the rag-and-bone man leading his horse and cart through the echoing streets of terraced houses... "Booooooooooone! Raboooooooooooooooone!"