Barton-upon-Humber (TA0222), Lincolnshire

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1864)

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*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 15th Jan.1864, pp.5c

"Ancient customs are very well in their way, and so long as they are harmless in themselves and yet afford some little amusement and pleasure of associations, let them survive; but some are indeed more honoured in the breach than in the observance. During the last few days a troop of morris-dancers or plough-jacks, or both combined, have made Barton their headquarters whence to radiate into the neighbouring villages, and a great "racket" they have made. In the evening especially the noise and uproar they made was a source of great annoyance, but they appear to have now brought the season to a close."

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1870)

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*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 14th Jan.1870, pp.5b

"The "Plough Jacks", in their motley dress mustered strongly at Barton on Plough Monday, and paraded the streets, dancing in their uncouth fashion, accompanied by equally rude music.We imagine if the receipts of pence were separated from this ancient custom it would have been amongst the things that were long ago."

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1884)

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*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 11th Jan.1884, pp.5d

"A detachment of "Plough Jacks", consisting of 13 farmer's men and boys, dressed in the usual fantastic costume, invaded the streets of Barton on Monday and went through their time-honoured antics. There is no objection to the amusements as such, but the frequent adjournment to the public-houses is a material draw-back."

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