Basford (SK5542), Nottinghamshire
"An Observer" (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY.: TO THE EDITOR OF THE NOTTINGHAM REVIEW
17th Jan.1823, Vol.XV, No.759, p.2 b
A tirade against the dissipation occasioned on Plough Monday and adjacent
days by Plough Bullocks. A fairly detailed account describes them going from
door to door demanding money, which was then spent in the pubs. The "fool and
witch" accosted people in the street. Five or six parties were active in
Basford, Notts., in 1823.
E.H.Rudkin Collection (1954)
Ethel H. Rudkin (Col.)
*Basford, Notts. (pronounced Baseford): Story of the Doctor's bottle.
*The following is copied from the transcript in the A.Helm Collection.
"The team got to a house and the Doctor had not remembered his bottle - he
borrowed one from the farmer's wife, which he thought was empty - but it
wasn't - it still had some Worcester Sauce in it. He said that he had never
seen a man restored to life so quickly!"
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