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Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1845 - b)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
*SLEAFORD
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, *17th Jan.1845, pp.3b

"On Monday last, it being Plough Monday as well as our fair, the inhabitants were not a little annoyed by a more than ordainary number of drunken and worthless characters, under the guise of ploughboys from the neighbouring villages. Two of the fellows went into the house of a poor old woman named Tindale (whose mother was lying in a helpless, if not hopeless state), in Northgate, and whilst one held the distressed creature in conversation, a second stole a bible (a sort of heirloom in the family), and marched off with it: the thieves have not been discovered."

Index Terms:
Locations: Sleaford, Lincs. (TF0747)
Years: Occurred 1845
Subjects: Plough Monday
Archives: Ref.: TD00723; Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

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