E.L.Guilford (1942)


E. L. Guilford (Auth.)
Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 1942, Vol.XLVI, pp.73-79

*This glossary for the letter "P" includes entries for;

"Plough-bullocking. The act of taking part in the 'Plough Monday' rites and observances. 'I expect I shall have to go a plough-bullockin' to Mr. S's' (L.C.M.). 'Shan't yer coom a plough-bullockin' wee us tonight?' (J.P.K.)"

"Plough-bullocks. Farm-servants or plough-men performing in the 'Plough Monday' observances. So called at Ratcliffe. (E.P.). (L.C.M.). 'In the old days a plough highly decorated was drawn through the streets, and the true plough bullocks were no doubt the young men who harnessed themselves to it and pulled it along.' (J.P.K.)."

"Plough-Monday. The first Monday after Twelfth Day. (L.C.M., J.P.K.)."

"Plough-money. The money given to the 'Plough-bullocks' on 'Plough Monday.'"

Sources include; J.Prior-Kirk - Blidworth locality, Mrs. Chaworth-Musters - Annesley. [These sources need verifying. E.P. not yet identified.]

Index Terms:

Locations: Notts.
Years: Publ. 1942
Subjects: Plough-Bullocking; Plough-Bullockin; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Plough Bullocks; Plough-Monday; Plough-Money; Rewards
People: J. Prior-Kirk (Source); Mrs. Chaworth-Musters (Source); Everard Leaver Guilford (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00490

* 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 Peter Millington.