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St. Swithin

#1 by Voltman , Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:43 am

15th July is St Swithin's day, in honour of the day he was dug up and moved indoors, over one thousand years ago..
It rained on that day and the forty days thereafter.

According to the rhyme….
St Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithun's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain na mair

What I want to know is how locally is this applicable?
If it rains somewhere in England will it then rain everywhere in England, or if it rains in Kingstanding will it only rain in Kingstanding for forty days and leave Yardley alone?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/...s/swithin.shtml


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RE: St. Swithin

#2 by astoness , Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:44 pm

no idea volty all i know is its been st swithins day all year so far


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RE: St. Swithin

#3 by astwood , Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:58 pm

Old wives tale it rains here all the time


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#4 by Slow Jo , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:09 pm

Look's to me as june 1 was St Swithins day it seems to have rained ever since.


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RE: St. Swithin

#5 by astoness , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:10 pm

its no joke now lads...we need a good old dollop of sunshine..


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RE: St. Swithin

#6 by astwood , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:12 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #5
its no joke now lads...we need a good old dollop of sunshine..

The next few days are supposed to be very hot


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RE: St. Swithin

#7 by Slow Jo , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:14 pm

I will believe it when it arrives.


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#8 by astoness , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:18 pm

gone are the days when we knew our seasons...winter was winter summer was summer and so on...these days its winter in summer


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RE: St. Swithin

#9 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:34 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #8
gone are the days when we knew our seasons...winter was winter summer was summer and so on...these days its winter in summer

Everything is the same now, we can get Easter Eggs for six months of the year, Christmas starts around September and Father Christmas works a double day shift instead of just Nights now.


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RE: St. Swithin

#10 by astoness , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:38 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #9
Quote: astoness wrote in post #8
gone are the days when we knew our seasons...winter was winter summer was summer and so on...these days its winter in summer

Everything is the same now, we can get Easter Eggs for six months of the year, Christmas starts around September and Father Christmas works a double day shift instead of just Nights now.




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RE: St. Swithin

#11 by astwood , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:38 pm

The whole world has gone stark raving mad[Silly Grin]


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RE: St. Swithin

#12 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:42 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #11
The whole world has gone stark raving mad[Silly Grin]


It's not the same world I grew up in that's for sure.


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RE: St. Swithin

#13 by astoness , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:51 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #11
The whole world has gone stark raving mad[Silly Grin]


cant disagree with that astwood


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RE: St. Swithin

#14 by Slow Jo , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:57 pm

Once the children go back to school after the summer holidays ,you watch the christmas thing's start coming in the shops.


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RE: St. Swithin

#15 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:59 pm

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Once the children go back to school after the summer holidays ,you watch the christmas thing's start coming in the shops.

That would be Crackers[Little LOL]


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