S. Mottershaw (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: "Plough Bullocks" and "Body Snatchers"
"The observance of what was called Plough Monday (whatever may have been its
origin) caused a diversion amongst us youngsters as we noticed the get up of the
men in their grotesque and foolish costumes as 'Plough Bullocks,' appealing to
the onlookers for money, to obtain which seemed to be their main purpose. The
demonstrators, I noticed, chiefly hailed from the Old Radford, or Kensington
section of the community.
At the period of which I am writing (1849-50) there was much depression..."
Old Radford, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5440); Kensington, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5540)
Publ. 1924; Perf. 1849 to 1850
*Solicitation; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00089;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, p.48;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1922-1926, p.110
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 1990 by Idwal Jones.