Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1840)


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*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 17th Jan.1840, pp.3d

"A party of ploughmen, decorated with a profusion of ribbons, made an incursion in to Lincoln on Monday last (Plough Monday) and attempted to levy contributions on the citizens in return for the exhibition of their antics. It is time this remnant of old English customs was abolished altogether, as the money begged by the "plough-boys" is spent in drunkenness."

Index Terms:

Locations: Lincoln, Lincs. (SK9771)
Years: Occurred 1840
Subjects: Plough Monday; Plough-Boys
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00726;
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.