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*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: PLOUGH MONDAY IN LINCOLNSHIRE
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, *31st Dec.1897
Quotes "a correspondent who had borne a part (cow horn blowing) on many a Plough Monday in Lincolnshire". Describes the plough procession. Ploughmen in clean smock-frocks yoke themselves with ropes to the plough, ribbons and bunches of corn in their hats. "Ungainly jumping which they called dancing." Refers to Morris dancing. "Bessy" carried the money box. "The rubbishy verses they recited are not worth preserving beyond 'God speed the plough'. They "Visited houses and if no food or drink given, the ground before the door or window was ploughed up. "One of the mummers generally wears a fox's skin in the form of a hood." "Bessy formerly wore a bullock’s tail behind under his gown."
Locations: Lincs. Years: Publ. 1897 Subjects: Plough Trailing; Malicious Ploughing; Animal Disguise; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Mummers; Cow Horn Blowing; Bessy; Morris Dance; Costumes Archives: Ref.: TD00035; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.2, p.197