Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1897)
*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."
Stamford, Lincs. (TF0207)
Occurred before 1897
Plough Monday; Mummeries
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.