S. Mottershaw (Auth.)Index Terms:
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: "Plough Bullocks" and "Body Snatchers"
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *10th Oct.1924
"The observance of what was called Plough Monday (whatever may have been its origin) caused a diversion amongst us youngsters as we noticed the get up of the men in their grotesque and foolish costumes as 'Plough Bullocks,' appealing to the onlookers for money, to obtain which seemed to be their main purpose. The demonstrators, I noticed, chiefly hailed from the Old Radford, or Kensington section of the community.
At the period of which I am writing (1849-50) there was much depression..."
Locations: Old Radford, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5440); Kensington, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5540) Years: Publ. 1924; Perf. 1849 to 1850 Subjects: *Solicitation; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks Archives: Ref.: TD00089; W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, p.48; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1922-1926, p.110