Kirton in Lindsey Society meetings and news May 2021

by | 9 May 2021 | Gainsborough, Heritage

All being well and current restrictions allowing, the Kirton in Lindsey Society intends to re-commence its regular meetings on Tuesday 25th May. The talk will be about The Plough Jag Plays.
Plough Plays (or Jags) were a tradition throughout the East Midlands where on the nearest Monday to 6th January, the local agricultural workers (particularly lads) would drag a plough around the neighbourhood, dress up and sing songs in return for money, food or drink. The practice rapidly died out during the second half of the 19th / early part of 20th century, but some villages hung on to their traditions and these have been revived and perpetuate into the present day. Ruairidh Grieig, local folklorist, tells the story.
All meetings commence at 7.30pm in the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, High Street, Kirton in Lindsey DN21 4LZ. Entrance fee is normally 50p including refreshments for members and £2.00 for non-members, except for special meetings. Booking is required.
The Kirton in Lindsey Society welcomes anyone with an interest in the North Lindsey area: its history and environment. Meetings, outings and social activities are arranged throughout the year.
Future meetings this year are:

  • Tuesday 22nd June: Fokker Fodder – Paul R Hare relates the story and exploits of the WWI fighter plane the B.E.2c and the Royal Aircraft Factory.

Outings are currently planned to Wrawby Mill and Immingham Museum and Heritage Centre in July and August, more details nearer the time.
For further information and booking, please contact Martin Hollingsworth on 01652 648435 or m.hollingsworth205@btinternet.com. Visit www.kirtoninlindseysociety.org.uk for updates.