I've been reading one of my favourite poems by John Clare,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3yCRbArVKs - one line goes 'how lovely are the pingles in the woods'
I used to know what pingles are - I think they're primroses, aren't they? Does anyone know?
Think it's an old name for them in the Cambs/Northants/Beds area.