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What is a Wurzzell

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badger

badger Report 10 Jun 2008 06:27

Gets shotgun out and tin hat,looking for that ruddy Sparra 'he he.Fred.

Onwe

Onwe Report 10 Jun 2008 03:26

I actually meant a woozle I got the spelling of winnie the pooh, Sorry about misleading you.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 3 Jun 2008 18:53

LOVE AN KISSES TO FRED

Sharron

Sharron Report 3 Jun 2008 14:22

When the swede was introduced to Britain in the Agricultural Revolution it was called the Swedish Turnip,hence swede.
Mangolds might make a fine wine or chutney with plenty of flavours to boost their own lack of it.I have heard them described as "lumpy water".One never came home under a coat,which is more than can be said for swedes and turnips.

Oddball2

Oddball2 Report 3 Jun 2008 13:52

The Mangol was grown for cattle food,it resembles a giant radish,sometimes 10 lbs in weight.It was grown in ordered rows and they were howed to keep them free of weeds,the large leaves were removed by flicking the mangol by hand never by cutting.Here in Somerset we made mangol chutney,wine and children hollowed them out for halloween
Steve

TinaElizabeth

TinaElizabeth Report 3 Jun 2008 13:34

Is it not the name of a cuddly toy from the 80's ?

Tina

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 3 Jun 2008 13:10

Major B,Thats what me Pooh & Friends hunt.lol

Merlin38

Merlin38 Report 3 Jun 2008 13:01

Are you sure you don't mean a Woozle?

badger

badger Report 3 Jun 2008 11:34

You call me what you like Dizzie.been called worse than a neep lol.
Asked an old friend of mine aboput the name,as he is a retired farmer.
Named mangel wurzells because they were put in a machine resembling a mangel,complete with a mangle wheel,.sweedes or turnip put in the top ,handle turned and chopped up turnips coming out of the chute on the bottom.
He tells me ,they are still in use today in Lincs but engine ,or electric driven.
Fred.

Taff

Taff Report 3 Jun 2008 10:28

umm, sorry i cheated and googled it, is a type of apple? as you get wurzzell cider!

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 3 Jun 2008 10:21

BUT WAS THEY CALLED

FRED

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 3 Jun 2008 09:56

When I was in my teens(an awful long time ago!)I went on a working holiday,earning 15/- a day in Witney,near Oxford,hoeing around the mangel wurzels,which I believe were to feed the animals.Never heard of them before that,but that was in the 50's.It was very hard work,and long hours.Wonder if they still do that,or these days probably have machines.

Brenda x

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 3 Jun 2008 09:48

Wurzel Gummidge was a real live tv star.... he dressed like a scarecrow, and had a sensible 'ed he could change into if he needed to...

I loved him!!

He morphed into a Time Lord at one stage too... very very gifted man, lolololol ;¬))

Love

Daff xxx

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 3 Jun 2008 07:47

Hi Mick, I knew of mangelwurzel as a turnip........must be my ag.lab ancestors talking to me again.....

sally the peasant....

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 3 Jun 2008 06:23

Hi Gwen
I knew a Mangel-werzel was a vegetable,
I did Google the British band!
xxxx mick

badger

badger Report 3 Jun 2008 06:19

Think it's how the scarecrow got his name ,as he supposedly had a sweede[turnip] for his head.Fred.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 3 Jun 2008 06:02

I DINNA KNOW TURNIPS ARE CALLED FRED

badger

badger Report 3 Jun 2008 06:01

a local country name for a turnip?Fred.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 3 Jun 2008 05:56

TRY GOOGLE A USER NAME AND GR

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 3 Jun 2008 05:50

OR HOW
WELL GOOGLED
YOU SPENT THE NIGHT