A lost tradition that might have been a way of burning off the Hot Cross Buns?
A Brighton Herald report from 31 March 1888 on Good Friday skipping in Brighton.
According to the report, the ‘time honoured custom of skipping in the streets was observed by a number of children and others’. The events culminated in a rather serious sounding specatacle at the Level:
In the afternoon large crowds assembled on the Level, where great interest was shown in the skipping of a number of young men and women. Other and older folks engaged with much solemnity in the mild diversion of bat-and-trap.’