Mudcat Café message #851003 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54781   Message #851003
Posted By: Skipper Jack
20-Dec-02 - 05:34 AM
Thread Name: PEL: Mummers stopped Cerne Abbas
Subject: RE: PEL: Mummers stopped Cerne Abbas
Has our present government just discovered this Act of Parliament of 1642?

"If any persons commonly called fiddlers or minstrels shall be taken playing, fiddling or making music in any inn, alehouse or tavern, or shall be taken entreating any person to hear them play...that such persons shall be adjudged rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars, and shall be punished as such."