Traditional Plough Monday celebrations to be held in Northwold
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An East Anglian tradition which dates back hundreds of years is to be celebrated in a west Norfolk village.
Northwold’s annual Plough Monday celebrations will be held on January 8.
The origins of the celebration by farm workers would see a plough blessed ready for ploughing to begin at the start of the agricultural year.
The village event will start at 7pm at the Sports and Social Club where there will be a torch lit procession, with musicians, following the plough to St Andrew’s Church.
Here the plough will be blessed followed by Molly and Morris dancing and a Mummers play.
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The plough will then be pulled to Haylock’s Barn where the Mummers play will be performed again along with more music and dancing. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
During the event donations can be made to a project set up to buy the last village pub which has closed its doors.
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