Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottingham Evening Post (1879)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
NOTTINGHAM PLOUGH-DAY FAIR
Nottingham Evening Post, 17th Jan.1879, No.222, p.3 e

"The annual Plough-Day Fair in connection with the Nottingham Cattle Market was held to-day, when a large quantity of stock was disposed of both by auction and private contract, considering the somewhat meagre supply of cattle last year. The show of horses, however, was not so good as on previous occasions, either in point of quantity or quality, many of which remained unsold, there being only a small number of buyers present. Messrs. Bausor, Abbott and Smith, auctioneers, sold, as usual, a large number of horned stock, which generally sold at high prices, there being a number of Sheffield and Lincoln buyers in attendance. In-calf cows sold at from `20 to `30 each, while barren cows were disposed of at from `10 to `12. The same firm also sold a number of horses, which, however, were generally bought at the following prices:- Cart horses sold at from `25 to `80 each, while nag horses fetched from `20 to `30 each. In addition to the ordinary cattle sales, Mr. John Bailey, auctioneer, sold a large quantity of poultry, fish, oranges, apples, &c. His mart seemed a great centre of attraction to buyers of this class of provisions."

Index Terms:
Locations: Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739)
Years: Held 1879
Subjects: Cattle Market; Plough-Day Fair
Archives: Ref.: TD00106

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Mar.1990

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