Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot Cross buns!

Hot cross buns!
Hot Cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons!
One a penny two a penny,
Hot Cross buns!

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
If you haven’t got a penny
A ha’penny will do.
If you haven’t got a ha’penny,
Then God bless you.

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This familiar old nursery rhyme comes from the call of the street vendors who sold them.

The Fate of the Hot Cross Bun … cont

Chuckled to see a Letter to the Editor in “The Advertiser”  today commenting on the 100 yr old newspaper article I posted here just yesterday.

Letters to the Editor
Penalty Bunfight

NOTHING much has changed.  One hundred years ago April 4, 1912, the Bakers Union requested that the practice of baking buns of the Wednesday night before Good Friday forced the men to do two nights’ work which they objected to (The Advertiser, 2/4/12).
     Pity their thinking at that time wasn’t as modern as today when penalty rates may have applied.

MAX DYASON, Vale Park

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The (Adelaide) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2012.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au

4 Apr 1912 – The Fate of the Hot Cross Bun

THE hot cross bun is going to share the fate of many other old customs brought into Australia by the pioneers.  It is going to disappear.  Last year the Bakers Union requested the Master Bakers Association to discontinue the practice of making the buns, and after taking into consideration the fact that on the Wednesday night preceding Good Friday the men had to do two nights work, they decided to comply with the request.  Only a few persons engaged in the trade are making buns this Easter.

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SOURCE:  “The Way We Were” compiled by CHRIS BRICE, The (Adelaide) Advertiser, 2 Apr 2012, page 19.  http://adelaidenow.com.au