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Monday, 9 January 2012

News Clipping: Plough Monday making a comeback

Anonymous Morris Dancing on Poole Quay
According to local tradition we should all be enjoying a public holiday today. Plough Monday once marked the end of the Christmas period and was often the only holiday of the year for Dorset farm labourers apart from the odd celebrations such as May Day or Harvest Home. Active from the Middle Ages until the late 1800s, Plough Monday was the day field labourers could have fun at the expense of their wealthier neighbours.

 READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Monday 9th January 2012

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