Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1864)


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*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 15th Jan.1864, pp.5c

"Ancient customs are very well in their way, and so long as they are harmless in themselves and yet afford some little amusement and pleasure of associations, let them survive; but some are indeed more honoured in the breach than in the observance. During the last few days a troop of morris-dancers or plough-jacks, or both combined, have made Barton their headquarters whence to radiate into the neighbouring villages, and a great "racket" they have made. In the evening especially the noise and uproar they made was a source of great annoyance, but they appear to have now brought the season to a close."

Index Terms:

Locations: Barton-upon-Humber, Lincs. (TA0222)
Years: Occurred 1864
Subjects: Morris-Dancers; Plough-Jacks
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00717;
Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.

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