Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1844)


[Anon.] (Auth.)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 12th Jan.1844, pp.3d

"The morris-dancers amused the good folks of Lincoln with their tomfooleries on Plough-Monday, and levied contributions on all who were silly enough to part with anything on such a call. The magistrates have forbidden the police to beg, and have issued strict injunctions with regard to mendicants, some of whom may beg from want; why ribbon-decked sword-carrying buffoons and ruffians should not come within the scope of the restriction does not seem plain; they do not beg from necessity, but for the sake of getting money to spend in riot and excess."

Index Terms:

Locations: Lincoln, Lincs. (SK9771)
Years: Occurred 1844
Subjects: Plough Monday; Morris-Dancers; Sword
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00724;
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.