Hinckley Bullockers

Where: Sharnford, Leicestershire at the Countryman on Leicester Road; Sapcote, Leicestershire at the Red Lion on Church Street and other nearby venues; Stoney Stanton at the Star Inn on New Road & the Blue Bell
When: Saturday nearest Plough Monday
Time: Sharnford 9.30; Sapcote 11.30; Stoney Stanton 1.15

 

Bullockers and Plough

The Hinckley Bullockers are a morris/molly dancing side who mark the ancient customs of Plough Monday – but to fit in better with the modern calendar they perform on the Saturday nearest instead. In the Leicestershire area Plough Monday performers were known as Bullockers and they covered their faces in red raddle as a disguise, while touring the districts houses and pubs requesting donations and ale. Today the Hinckley side tour around the villages of Sharnford, Sapcote and Stoney Stanton with their beribboned plough….. ale for the dancers and cash donations for charity will be welcome!

Helpful Hints

All times are approximate!! In 2014 by mid afternoon were running a whopping half-hour ahead of schedule (we usually find that morris time runs behind the regular clock but not in this case!).

The 2017 date was Saturday 7th January – 2018 date is yet to be announced.

Click here for the Bullockers website : http://www.martinwildig.com/mwbull.htm


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