William Hone’s Plough Monday


In 1826, William Hone published his two volume “Everyday Book” which detailed the traditions and customs of the day.  This is how he described Plough Monday, a tradition that was revived by The Cambridge Morris Men and the Balsham Plough Boys lives on in the village of Balsham, Cambridgeshire.

(Extract from William Hone’s Everyday Book, 1826 courtesy Christian Mayne)