Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1845 - b)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury,
17th Jan.1845, pp.3b
"On Monday last, it being Plough Monday as well as our fair, the
inhabitants were not a little annoyed by a more than ordainary number
of drunken and worthless characters, under the guise of ploughboys
from the neighbouring villages. Two of the fellows went into the house
of a poor old woman named Tindale (whose mother was lying in a helpless,
if not hopeless state), in Northgate, and whilst one held the distressed
creature in conversation, a second stole a bible (a sort of heirloom in
the family), and marched off with it: the thieves have not been discovered."
Sleaford, Lincs. (TF0645)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00723;
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 Apr 2005 by Idwal Jones.