Master Mummers - Local Notes and Queries: No. 187: Plough Monday (T.Ratcliffe (1917))

T.Ratcliffe (1917)


Source:

Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 187: Plough Monday [South Derbys.]
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 27th Jan.1917

Description of Plough Monday or Plough Day plough trailing in the author's home village in South Derbys., 60 years previously. The plough was trailed by about thirty Plow Boys in costume, who threatened to plough up door stones and slabs if they received nothing. The collector was dressed to represent "Betty".

Index Terms:

Locations: South Derbyshire, Derbys.
Years: Publ. 1917; Perf. about 1857
Subjects: Plough Trailing; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plow Boys; Plow Day; Betty
People: Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00210;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.


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