Master Mummers - Local News: Melton Mowbray Plough-day Dinner (Nottingham Guardian (1885))

Nottingham Guardian (1885)


[Anon.] (Auth.)
Nottingham Guardian, 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."

Index Terms:

Locations: Melton Mowbray, Leics. (SK7518)
Years: Publ. 1885; Perf. 1885
Subjects: Plough-Day Fair; Dinner; Plough-Day; Fair
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00115

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