13 NOVEMBER 1909, Page 18


go THE EDITOR 07 THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your very interesting article, " Ceremony and Survival," there is mention of shoeing of oxen in Sussex. To show that this was not confined to the Southern county, I may remark that there is a place not far from Stockport, called by the name of Hazel Grove, but formerly known as Bullock Smithy, where, I believe, cattle were shod when travelling to fairs. Some Cheshire antiquarian could probably give a fuller account than I can, but it seems a pity that the smug modern name should have replaced the old one so full of