Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1846)


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*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 10th Jan.1846, pp.3c

"The ill effects of what are termed "ancient customs" were strikingly exhibited on Monday last in Grantham. A party of about 30 farm-labourers and servants from the neighbouring village of Barrowby, after canvassing the town, sallied from the resorts where the proceeds of their exertions had been expended, and compelled the inhabitants to "remember the poor plough-boys" by wrenching off door-knockers and committing other aristocratic depredations, for which about a dozen of them are summoned to appear before the Mayor on Monday next, on the "drunk and disorderly" charge. We shall probably furnish the public with their names and residences in our next publication."

Index Terms:

Locations: Grantham, Lincs. (SK9135); Barrowby, Lincs. (SK8837)
Years: Occurred 1846
Subjects: Plough-Boys
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00721;
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.

Last Updated Apr 2005 by Idwal Jones.