Master Mummers - (Stamford) (Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1897))

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1897)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
*(Stamford)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 10th Jan.1897, pp.4c

"The old mummeries and mendicancy of Plough-Monday are happily dying out. Formerly the streets of Stamford were invaded by men and hobbledehoys from the rural district, some of them fantastically dressed, who were pertinacious in their demands for beer-money, and who often forced themselves into houses to gain their object. On Monday last the town was free from these intruders, much to the relief of tradesmen and others."

Index Terms:

Locations: Stamford, Lincs. (TF0207)
Years: Occurred before 1897
Subjects: Plough Monday; Mummeries
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00708;
Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

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


Last Updated Feb 2005 by Idwal Jones.