Melton Mowbray (SK7518), Leicestershire
Nottingham Guardian (1885)
LOCAL NEWS: MELTON MOWBRAY PLOUGH-DAY DINNER
29th Jan.1885, No.9048, p.8b
"This annual dinner was held last evening, when a sumptuous
repast was provided by Host Selby. The dinner has been held
annually for over 150 years. A sum of 1 pound per annum was left
many years ago to the vicar to preach a sermon to the 'gipsies'
attending the plough-day fair, the vicar and the churchwardens
afterwards to dine 'on a loin of veal' to be provided out of the
money. The institution has now become a thorough parish dinner.
The one last evening was well attended"
"Several songs were sung and a most enjoyable evening was spent."
Nottingham Guardian (1888)
LOCAL NEWS: MELTON MOWBRAY PLOUGHDAY FAIR
25th Jan.1888, No.9978, p.8c
"This once famous fair seems likely soon to become a thing
of the past. Yesterday the show of horses and beasts were
exceedingly small, and prices ruled low. The colts were in the
best force, but these were not either in point of numbers or
quality equal to previous years."
Nottingham Guardian (1889)
PLOUGH DAY FAIR AT MELTON
22nd Jan.1889, No.10287, p.8 c
"The annual Plough Day Fair took place at Melton yesterday
in fine weather. There was a good quantity of horses, but the
demand was not very great."