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Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury (1843)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
*(SLEAFORD)
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 13th Jan.1843, pp.3c

"At Sleaford Plough-Monday fair there was a tolerable show of beasts, and those in good condition sold readily at advanced prices; the leaver sort were not much inquired after, yet several were disposed of, at a low figure. Incalvers were in some request, but few except inferior ones were to be seen. Mr. Cooper of Rauceby whose lamentable fire on Sunday last is noticed on this page, brought into the fair 35 store beasts, which he was obliged to sell by reason of having no keep for them: they averaged about 10 l. a head. The Corn Market in general was something better: a sample or two of white wheat fetched 48s. We have not heard of any pocket-picking at this fair, but two or three individuals were attacked at the outskirts of the town. A poor woman of Ruskington, in going home, was beset by a fellow who exhibited before her a large knife and attempted to take a basket she was carrying, but luckily a person on horseback came up at the time, and the villian made off."

Index Terms:
Locations: Sleaford, Lincs. (TF0747)
Years: Occurred 1843
Subjects: Plough Monday; Fair
Archives: Ref.: TD00725; Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Apr.2005

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