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Posted By: Brian Hoskin
28-Jun-01 - 08:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
Ian, As a matter of interest, how do you account for the reference in the broadside version to 'shelalas', was this Irish word (I'm assuming this is a variation on shillelagh) common parlance in 19th century East Anglia?

Brian

(Not trying to stir, just interested to know!)