May 2017


Welcome to the May children's Page!

We hope you had a great Easter. Enjoy the Bank Holidays this month!


If you missed the page for April, which had the theme of Easter, please click here. 


Find out why a Saint is linked to the horseshoe:


Dunstan (909 - 988) was the most popular saint in England for nearly two centuries, being famous for many stories about defeating the devil.

A story tells how as a monk Dunstan nailed a horseshoe to the Devil's hoof when he was asked to re-shoe the Devil's horse. This caused such pain, and Dunstan only agreed to remove the shoe and release the Devil after he promised never to enter a place where a horseshoe is over the door. They say that is why people still hang horse shoes over doorways.


St Dunstan is the patron saint of blacksmiths and bell ringers as well as goldsmiths and silversmiths. His Feast Day is 19 May, which is why the date year on the hallmarks on gold and silver runs from 19 to 18 May, not the calendar year.


Not just on your feet!

The answers to these are all something you could wear on your feet, but the word also means…

  1. A sure-footed pack animal
  2. A thin sharp knife
  3. A wobbly dessert
  4. A poisonous snake
  5. Isn’t safe on ice
  6. A gymnastic move
  7. Equipment used to move water
  8. An Irish accent
  9. Part of a car used for storage
  10. A sports coach

(Answers below the Picture Parable at the bottom of the page)



And now for a couple of jokes on the theme of shoes:

What do you call a shoe that looks like a banana? Who always goes to bed with his shoes on?
A slipper. A horse.



Here's our picture parable:

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Answers: 1 Mule 2 Stiletto  3 Jelly   4 Moccasin  5 Slipper  6 Flip flop   7 Pump  8 Brogue  9 Boot  10 Trainer