Master Mummers - Plough Monday.: to the Editor of the Nottingham Review ("Observer" (1823))

"Observer" (1823)


Source:

"An Observer" (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY.: TO THE EDITOR OF THE NOTTINGHAM REVIEW
Nottingham Review, 17th Jan.1823, Vol.XV, No.759, p.2 b

A tirade against the dissipation occasioned on Plough Monday and adjacent days by Plough Bullocks. A fairly detailed account describes them going from door to door demanding money, which was then spent in the pubs. The "fool and witch" accosted people in the street. Five or six parties were active in Basford, Notts., in 1823.

Index Terms:

Locations: Basford, Notts. (SK5542)
Years: Perf. 1823
Subjects: Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; House Visiting; Fool; Witch
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00503

Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.