Have you heard of Collop Monday?

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Did you know that the day before Shrove Tuesday is known as Collop Monday?

As this snippet from the Nottingham Evening Post explains, it’s traditionally the day to use up any fresh meat you have in your house before the start of Lent.

Collop Monday, the day before Shrove Tuesday

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Nottingham Evening Post – Tuesday 17 February 1931
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