Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Retford & Gainsborough Times (1892)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
SLEAFORD PLOUGH FAIR
Retford & Gainsborough Times, 15th Jan.1892, No.1134, p.6f

"Notwithstanding the heavy snowfall and the consequent difficulty of locomotion, this annual fair, held at Sleaford on Monday, was largely attended, whilst the show of stock was quite equal to, if not in excess of, previous years. The prices realised showed a marked improvement upon those of the past few weeks, though, generally speaking, they were in favour of buyers. Bullocks made from 13 to 14 pounds, beefers from 14 to 18 pounds and milch cows from 16 to 22 pounds; of sheep, wethers ranged from 48s. to 64s., and ewes from 30s. to 48s. Grazing beasts made fairly good prices. The show of pigs was larger than usual, and the prices ranged from 5s. 6d. to 6s. 3d. per stone."

Index Terms:
Locations: Sleaford, Lincs. (TF0645)
Years: Occurred 1892
Subjects: Fair; Plough Fair
Archives: Ref.: TD00226

Indexed by Dave Crowther. Last updated Apr.2005

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