Let’s hop to Bunny, Nottinghamshire


With Easter fast approaching us, I thought what place name can use for this weeks How It’s Named. The name bunny seemed good fit for this week and with it being 2 days before Good Friday too


You best let the Easter Bunny know there a new bunny in town.

Let’s join the Easter Bunny Daisy on her mission to hide them eggs [Eggs will be appearing and disappearing on are social media over the Easter weekend]

Bunny, Nottinghamshire

Bunny is a civil parish village in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England

The parish has a population of around 600. It is on the A60 7 miles (11 km) south of Nottingham, south of Bradmore and north of Costock.

There has been a settlement on the site since pre-Norman times, perhaps as far back as the days of the Roman Empire. The parish church of St Mary is 14th century. The most significant building in the village is Bunny Hall, probably built in the 1570s and occupied by the Parkyns family for three hundred years. Sir Thomas Parkyns (1662–1741), known as the Wrestling Baronet, built what is now the present north wing to his own design circa 1723–25. He also built the school and almshouses. Thomas Parkyns was a devotee of wrestling and organised an annual wrestling match in Bunny Park (prize a gold-laced hat). These matches continued until 1810. His book on the subject The Inn-Play: or, the Cornish Hugg-Wrestler was published in 1713 and reprinted many times.

The following is an excerpt from a description of Bunny as published in 1813:

Bunny, a straggling village on the high road, containing about sixty houses, and which seems to have been indebted principally for its origin to the ancient seat of Bunny Park Hall, once the property of the family of Parkyns, and now of their descendant Lord Rancliffe. This family have indeed been great benefactors factors to the village, as it contains a good schoolhouse and hospital, the former being close to the churchyard gate and erected in 1700 for the poor children of Bunny and Bradmore; and the latter having four rooms for four poor widows, and endowed by Dame Anne Parkyns.

Bunny Chow [Food]

Bunny chow, often referred to as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry. It originated in the Durban Indian community. A small version of the bunny chow that uses only a quarter loaf of bread is sometimes called a kota (“quarter”), a name it shares with spatlo, a South African dish that evolved from the bunny chow.

Bunny, 1998 Animated Film

I have found an interesting animation on YouTube and I thought to share it with you, to see what you make of the film enjoy.

That all for today and be sure join us over the Easter Weekend for an egg hunt over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Links are at the better of our site.

Remember the eggs are placed by the bunny throughout the day and will come and go, so be quick and when you find one #EggHuntFindIt @Mike_Autism Life with time and the egg, please.

Mike Cunniffe

© Autism Life 2016

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