Manx Customs and Traditions - When did the Manx first carve hop-tu-naa turnips?
"When did the first hop-tu-naa carved turnips appear on the Isle of Man?"
We have no exact answer but we have a pretty good idea, thanks to asking the question of when turnips were first introduced to the Isle of Man...
(Basil Quayle's 'General View of the Agriculture of the Isle of Man' is the key...!)
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