Master Mummers - Local and General News: Claypole - Plough Monday (Newark Advertiser (1890))

Newark Advertiser (1890)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
*Local and general news: CLAYPOLE - PLOUGH MONDAY
Newark Advertiser, 22nd Jan.1890, Vol.38, No.1807, p.5f

"The ancient custom in connection with this day was observed as usual in this village on Monday week. The plough-lads in their fantastic costumes, started out at nine o'clock in the morning for the surrounding villages and farm houses and did not finish their round until late at night. During their absence, numbers of little lads, adorned with ribbons, were to be seen running from house to house with their plea for 'coppers'"

Index Terms:

Locations: Claypole, Lincs. (SK8449)
Years: Perf. 1890
Subjects: House Visiting; Plough-lads; Plough Monday
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00092

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