Coleby Plough Jag

Where: Gainsborough, Lincs starting in the Market Place
When: Saturday nearest Plough Monday
Time: From 11am


Doctor arrives

Coleby Plough Jag is a traditional mummers play associated with Plough Monday. Today the play is performed on the nearest Saturday for convenience of both spectators and preformers,in the Gainsborough and Scunthorpe area. The performance features a hero/combat scenario with traditional characters such as the Doctor, Fool and Recruiting Sergeant and a few suspiciously beardy-looking ladies…. Later in the day the team perform at Bottesford, Scotter, Messingham,Ashby, Scotton and Burton upon Stather (see link for full details). The group also sing a number of songs in harmony like John Barleycorn and Drink Old England Dry – well worth a listen.

Helpful Hints

In 2018  it will be on Saturday January 6th.

In 2014 they actually ran slightly ahead of schedule – you have been warned!

Clcik here for the event website :

For a full programme click here :

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