Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1843)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury,
13th Jan.1843, pp.3c
"At Sleaford Plough-Monday fair there was a tolerable show of beasts,
and those in good condition sold readily at advanced prices; the leaver
sort were not much inquired after, yet several were disposed of, at a
low figure. Incalvers were in some request, but few except inferior ones
were to be seen. Mr. Cooper of Rauceby whose lamentable fire on Sunday
last is noticed on this page, brought into the fair 35 store beasts,
which he was obliged to sell by reason of having no keep for them: they
averaged about 10 l. a head. The Corn Market in general was something
better: a sample or two of white wheat fetched 48s. We have not heard
of any pocket-picking at this fair, but two or three individuals were
attacked at the outskirts of the town. A poor woman of Ruskington, in
going home, was beset by a fellow who exhibited before her a large knife
and attempted to take a basket she was carrying, but luckily a person on
horseback came up at the time, and the villian made off."
Sleaford, Lincs. (TF0645)
Plough Monday; Fair
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00725;
Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394
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