Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Retford & Gainsborough Times (1887a)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
GAINSBOROUGH TIMES: SHOCKING DEATH OF A "PLOUGH JAGGER" IN THE SNOW
Retford & Gainsborough Times, 14th Jan.1887, No.872, p.8e

Report of an inquest held at the Butcher's Arms, West Halton. On 7th January about 14 men went out 'plough jagging' visiting from house to house. They started from Alkborough at 8 a.m. and visited Winterton and other villages. The deceased fell heavily on the back of his head chasing some boys at Winterton. At 6 p.m., he laid down in the snow on the way home from Burton Stather to Alkborough and his companions left him because they thought he was acting. In fact, he had suffered compression of the brain. He was not found until the next morning and died in hospital a day later. All the men had drunk considerable amounts during the day.

Index Terms:
Locations: Winterton, Lincs. (SE9218); Alkborough, Lincs. (SE8721); Burton Stather, Lincs. (SE8617); West Halton, Lincs. (SE9020)
Years: Perf. 1887
Subjects: Plough Jaggers; Plough Jagging; Death; Inquest; Itinerary
Archives: Ref.: TD00224

Indexed by Dave Crowther. Last updated Apr.2005

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