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From: "Brenda Copsey" <>
Subject: Laroes for Meddlers
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 08:57:28 -0000

Hello Bryon et al

Laroes for meddlers was often the answer to "What's for dinner, Mother?" and
I always understood it to mean "Don't ask!" or, possibly, a smack on the
bottom for those who poked their nose in where it wasn't wanted! (Not that I
ever experienced that personally!) Maybe a beating for interfering
busybodies? I have seen it written "Larovers for Medlars". I don't think
it was meaning the medlar fruit.

No doubt we'll learn!
-----Original Message-----
From: Bryon <>
To: <>
Date: 10 February 2002 21:58

>On the subject of old Norfolk foods. Whenever I or my brother asked "What's
>for dinner?" my mother invariably replied "Lahroes and Meddlers" to fob us
>Many years later I discovered that a Meddler was a type of apple popular in
>Victorian times but have never found an explanation for Lahroe (thats how
>sounded) anyone out there know what it is?

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