S.Mottershaw (1924)


S. Mottershaw (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: "Plough Bullocks" and "Body Snatchers"
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 10th Oct.1924

"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..."

Index Terms:

Locations: Old Radford, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5440); Kensington, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5540)
Years: Publ. 1924; Perf. 1849 to 1850
Subjects: *Solicitation; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks
Archives: 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.