We’re happy to confirm The Belvoir Mummers will be performing at The Alehouse Visitor Centre next Monday (13th January) to celebrate Plough Monday.
Plough Monday is the traditional start of the English agricultural year. The day traditionally saw the resumption of work after the Christmas period in some areas, particularly in northern England and East England. The customs observed on Plough Monday varied by region, but a common feature to a lesser or greater extent was for a plough to be hauled from house to house in a procession, collecting money. They were often accompanied by musicians, an old woman or a boy dressed as an old woman, called the “Bessy,” and a man in the role of the “fool.” ‘Plough Pudding’ is a boiled suet pudding, containing meat and onions. It is from Norfolk and is eaten on Plough Monday.
Why not join us for a sing, dance…and a few pints of Star Quality Beer.