H. B. Kendall (Auth.)
*The Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church [Plough Monday in Syston, Leics.]
London: Edwin Dalton, 1906, p.297
In the chapter headed "The Period of Circuit Predominance and
Enterprise" it states:
"Hanford tells us that on Plough Monday, January 12th he was
accosted by some mummers fantastically dressed, who hailed from
Syston. They looked for money, but he gave them good advice instead,
whereupon they intimated he must be a 'Ranter' by his talk. This led
him to ask whether they had any 'Ranters' at Syston. 'No,' said they,
'and if they ever come there we will kill them.'"
On page 295 it states that Syston was missioned in 1818.
Syston, Leics. (SK6312)
Publ. 1906; Occurred 1818
Plough Monday; Mummers; Primitive Methodists
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00587
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Last Updated Mar 2005 by Idwal Jones.