W. Antliff (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES No.CCLVI: NOTES: THE LEICESTERSHIRE PLOUGH-BULLOCKS
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."
House Visiting; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Plough Bullocks; Primitive Methodists; Old Johnny Hubbard; Costumes; Woman
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