Retford & Gainsborough Times (1887a)
GAINSBOROUGH TIMES: SHOCKING DEATH OF A "PLOUGH JAGGER" IN THE SNOW
Retford & Gainsborough Times,
14th Jan.1887, No.872, p.8e
Report of an inquest held at the Butcher's Arms, West Halton.
On 7th January about 14 men went out 'plough jagging' visiting
from house to house. They started from Alkborough at 8 a.m. and
visited Winterton and other villages. The deceased fell heavily
on the back of his head chasing some boys at Winterton. At 6 p.m.,
he laid down in the snow on the way home from Burton Stather to
Alkborough and his companions left him because they thought he was
acting. In fact, he had suffered compression of the brain. He was
not found until the next morning and died in hospital a day later.
All the men had drunk considerable amounts during the day.
Winterton, Lincs. (SE9218); Alkborough, Lincs. (SE8618); Burton Stather, Lincs. (SE8617); West Halton, Lincs. (SE9020)
Plough Jaggers; Plough Jagging; Death; Inquest; Itinerary
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