Master Mummers - [Grantham] (Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1845 - a))

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1845 - a)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
*[Grantham]
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 17th Jan.1845, pp.3d

"Plough Monday brought to Lincoln the annual fooleries of the morris-dancers, and two or three bands of scarmouches were performing in various parts of the city, and levying "black mail" upon the inhabitants without interruption. After one band a train of two or three hundred boys followed, shouting and bawling at "Moll with the broom". Other beggars, who are a far less nuisance are taken up and punished."

Index Terms:

Locations: Lincoln, Lincs. (SK9771)
Years: Occurred 1845
Subjects: Plough Monday; Morris-Dancers; Moll with the Broom
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00722;
Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

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