Nottingham Guardian (1885)
LOCAL NEWS: MELTON MOWBRAY PLOUGH-DAY DINNER
29th Jan.1885, No.9048, p.8b
"This annual dinner was held last evening, when a sumptuous
repast was provided by Host Selby. The dinner has been held
annually for over 150 years. A sum of 1 pound per annum was left
many years ago to the vicar to preach a sermon to the 'gipsies'
attending the plough-day fair, the vicar and the churchwardens
afterwards to dine 'on a loin of veal' to be provided out of the
money. The institution has now become a thorough parish dinner.
The one last evening was well attended"
"Several songs were sung and a most enjoyable evening was spent."
Melton Mowbray, Leics. (SK7518)
Publ. 1885; Perf. 1885
Plough-Day Fair; Dinner; Plough-Day; Fair
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00115
Last Updated Feb 2005 by Idwal Jones.