Master Mummers - Local Notes and Queries No.cclvi: Notes: the Leicestershire Plough-bullocks (W.Antliff (1885))

W.Antliff (1885)


Source:

W. Antliff (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES No.CCLVI: NOTES: THE LEICESTERSHIRE PLOUGH-BULLOCKS
Nottingham Guardian, 7th Jan.1885, No.9028, p.6c

Description of the missioning of Leicestershire by Primitive Methodists. Article states that "There prevailed, among other practices, a system of going round the country on what is called Plough Monday, and in the most fantastic and ridulous costumes, performing the most absurd and foolish exhibitions." Money was collected. The participants were called "plough bullocks". Reference is made to a drummer, a fifer, a man who played a German flute, a man dressed in women's clothing and "old Johnny Hubbard that had a black stocking on one leg and a white one on the other."

Index Terms:

Locations: Leics.
Years: Publ. 1885
Subjects: House Visiting; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Plough Bullocks; Primitive Methodists; Old Johnny Hubbard; Costumes; Woman
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00002

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