Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Montem, the name of a custom which the scholars of Eton College used (until 1847) to hold every third year on Whit Tuesday. They went in procession gaily dressed and with flags and a band, to a mound (ad montem) near the Bath road, still called Salt Hill, after the collection of "salt" or money for the captain of the school.