Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1960, J.R.Fisher)
John Reuben Fisher (Auth.)
Memories of a Villager [Plough Monday at Shelford, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection,
Written 12th Mar.1960, Ref.DD/121/1/55, 5pp.
Entry to an essay competition on old village life at Shelford, Notts. It
includes the following (p.4);
"The Church calendar was observed by the usual festivities. On Plough Monday
the ploughmen and waggoners drew the be-ribboned plough from door to door,
cracking their whips and singing,
'My back is made of iron, my boots are made of steel
And if you don't believe it, put out your hand and feel.'
If any farmer failed to give them money he might find that his front lawn had
been ploughed up!"
Shelford, Notts. (SK6642)
Essay; Plough Monday; Plough Trailing; Text Fragment; Malicious Ploughing
Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00424
Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.