Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1847)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
*(Louth)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, *8th Jan.1847, pp.2b

"A few days ago we were convinced that the extinction of heathenish customs from this enlightened and reputedly Christian country had not yet been entirely effected: the parade was made in the streets of "intellectual Louth" by a group of human beings dressed out in various coloured stripes of cloth, denominated "plowjacks", not unlike the "wilde greene men" who were the essential frequenters of the great national tournaments and sports of England, with massive clubs in hand, and blazing torches lifted up, and faces exquisitely bedaubed, a few centuries back. 'England! With all thy faults, I love thee still!'"

Index Terms:
Locations: Louth, Lincs. (TF3388)
Years: Occurred 1847
Subjects: Plowjacks
Archives: Ref.: TD00720; Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Apr.2005

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