Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

"Wanderer" (1917)

"Wanderer" (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY [Plough Lights and plough trailing]
Worksop Guardian, *5th Jan. 1917, p.6 b

General article Plough Monday. It talks of plough blessing, Plough Lights, and ploughs being kept in churches before the Reformation. Afterwards this changed to secular plough trailing with a Fool and a Bessy. The gardens of people who did not give little or no money were often ploughed up. Quotes from an unspecified Lincs., source.

Index Terms:
Locations: Lincs.
Years: Publ. 1917
Subjects: Plough Monday; Plough Blessing; Plough Lights; Plough Trailing; Fool; Bessy; Malicious Ploughing
Archives: Ref.: TD00254; Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.1

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.1992

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