Lincolnshire - unlocalized festivals

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality Unlocalized
Vicinity ?
Adm. div. Lincolnshire
Began 1856 or earlier
Ended After 1856
Events Plough-boys dressed in ribbons etc. as Morris (Moorish) dancers on Plough Monday, perform sword-dance etc., one dressed as Maid Marion called the witch. another in rags called the fool; Maid Marian

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-06-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


[1856 or earlier:]
Plough-boys.—Countrymen, who go about dressed in ribbon, &c., as Morris (Moorish) dancers on Plough Monday, perform the sword-dance, &c. One is dressed as "Maid Marion," and is called the witch, another in rags, and is called the fool, &c. &c.[1]

IRHB comments

This entry occurs in a list of provincialisms. The use of the present tense suggests a then extant tradition.

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