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Thread #46   Message #4007820
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
08-Sep-19 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Lincolnshire Poacher
Subject: RE: Origin: The Lincolnshire Poacher
I'm a Boston lad.

I remember the Lincolnshire Regiment (now no more) were called The Poachers and they had the right to parade through the town with bayonets fixed. this they would do, with their band playing this song.

perhaps if you asked the ministry of defence how long and from what date they were called the poachers, it would tell you if the song stretched back to the 18th century.

just an idea. some of these old regiments have people who trace their history.