Master Mummers - Plough Monday ("Wanderer" (1917))

"Wanderer" (1917)


Source:

"Wanderer" (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY [Plough Lights and plough trailing]
*Worksop Guardian, 5th Jan. 1917, p.6 b

General article Plough Monday. It talks of plough blessing, Plough Lights, and ploughs being kept in churches before the Reformation. Afterwards this changed to secular plough trailing with a Fool and a Bessy. The gardens of people who did not give little or no money were often ploughed up. Quotes from an unspecified Lincs., source.

Index Terms:

Locations: Lincs.
Years: Publ. 1917
Subjects: Plough Monday; Plough Blessing; Plough Lights; Plough Trailing; Fool; Bessy; Malicious Ploughing
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00254;
Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.1

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


Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.