Retford & Gainsborough Times (1892)
SLEAFORD PLOUGH FAIR
Retford & Gainsborough Times,
15th Jan.1892, No.1134, p.6f
"Notwithstanding the heavy snowfall and the consequent
difficulty of locomotion, this annual fair, held at Sleaford
on Monday, was largely attended, whilst the show of stock was
quite equal to, if not in excess of, previous years. The prices
realised showed a marked improvement upon those of the past few
weeks, though, generally speaking, they were in favour of buyers.
Bullocks made from 13 to 14 pounds, beefers from 14 to 18 pounds
and milch cows from 16 to 22 pounds; of sheep, wethers ranged
from 48s. to 64s., and ewes from 30s. to 48s. Grazing beasts made
fairly good prices. The show of pigs was larger than usual, and
the prices ranged from 5s. 6d. to 6s. 3d. per stone."
Sleaford, Lincs. (TF0645)
Fair; Plough Fair
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00226
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