Master Mummers - (Stamford) (Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1877 - a))

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1877 - a)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
*(Stamford)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 12th Jan.1877, pp.4b

"The vagaries of the farming men and boys on Plough Monday are, it is, hoped, going out of fashion. Very few "plough-witches" troubled the inhabitants of Stamford on Monday last, and the nuisance might be altogether suppressed if householders and shop-keepers would generally refuse to countenance their begging. What the fellows obtain is generally spent in drink."

Index Terms:

Locations: Stamford, Lincs. (TF0207)
Years: Occurred 1877
Subjects: Plough Witches; Plough Monday
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00710;
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.