Annotated List of Folk Play Artefacts

Compiled by C. Little (Work in Progress)




BERKSHIRE

Artefact: "Mummerís Stick" [perhaps not a folk play artefact]
Group: unidentified
Held: Whitechurch family, ?
References:
The Countryman
Photograph: yes



CHESHIRE

Artefact: Costume (Horse - skull only)
Group: Higher Whitley Soulcakers [no longer performing]
Held: Salford Museum (until 1969 at Manchester Museum)
Collected: A.W. Boyd
References:
English Folklore
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury. No.4
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.49
Ron Shuttleworth Collection
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costumes
Group: Middlewich Mummers [no longer performing]
Held: Salt Museum, Northwich
References:
Ron Shuttleworth Collection
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costume (Horse)
Group: Tarvin Soulcakers [no longer performing]
Held: Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Collected: ?
References:
Ron Shuttleworth Collection
Photograph: yes



DORSET

Artefact: Sword
Group: Sixpenny Handley Mummers [no longer performing]
Held: Darryl Plumridge
References:
books.google.com/books?id=PDUGAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA62
www.folkplay.info/Forum/TD_Forum_12_News.htm
www.folkplay.info/Forum/TD_Forum_13_Sword.htm
Photograph: no



DURHAM

Artefact: Costume
Group: replica made at Gainford
Held: Nottingham Castle Museum (until 200? at Nottingham Museum of Costume and Textiles; until 1977 at Cambridge and County Folk Museum; until WW2 at Folklore Society, London)
Collected: T.F. Ordish, 1894
References:
www.folkplay.info/Ordish/Durham.htm
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury. No.25 [mis-catalogued as unidentified, HAMPSHIRE]
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.64
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Painting, by Ralph Hedley
Group: ?
Held: ? (until 18?? at Gateshead Observer)
References:
www.the-nut.net/articles/hexhamcourant-9-10-1880.php
Ralph Hedley : Tyneside Painter
Folk Music Journal
Photograph: yes - engraving



GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Artefact: Costume (King William)
Group: Marshfield Mummers
Held: Bristol City Museum
References:
Museum of English Rural Life, Reading [Ref. DX427/11-12]
Photograph: no

Artefact: Costume (?)
Group: Marshfield Mummers
Held: ? (until 19?? at Castle Farm Folk Museum, Marshfield) [permanently closed]
References:
Discovering English Customs and Traditions
Photograph: yes



HAMPSHIRE

Artefact: Costume & Sword
Group: replica made at Sherfield English
Held: Cambridge and County Folk Museum (until WW2 at Folklore Society, London)
Collected: T.F. Ordish, 1892
References:
www.folkplay.info/Ordish/Hampshire.htm
Folk-Lore
Folklore
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costumes
Group:
Held: Hampshire Museums Service, Winchester
References:
Photograph: no

Artefact: Costume
Group:
Held: Hampshire Museums Service, Winchester
References:
Photograph: no



LINCOLNSHIRE

Artefact: Costume (Fool)
Group: Willoughton
Held: North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe
Collected: E.H. Rudkin
References:
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury. No.5
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.17
Photograph: no

Artefact: Costume (Horse)
Group: Burringham
Held: North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe
Collected: E.H. Rudkin
References:
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury. No.24 [mis-catalogued as Alkborough, LINCOLNSHIRE?]
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.43
Ron Shuttleworth Collection
Photograph: yes



NORTH YORKSHIRE

Artefact: Costume (?)
Group: Darley Mummers [no longer performing]
Held: Nidderdale Museum, Pateley Bridge
References:
The Return of the Blue Stots :
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costumes
Group: Ripon Sword Dancers
Held: Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
Collected: N.A. Hudleston
References:
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.53
www.crimple.demon.co.uk/rsd.htm
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costume (Tom Fool)
Group: Sleights Plough Stots [no longer performing]
Held: English Folk Dance & Song Society, London
References:
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury.No.11
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.74
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Painting, by [Anon.]
Group: Catterick "Morris Dancer" [no longer performing]
Held: English Folk Dance & Song Society, London
References:
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.74
Photograph: no

Artefact: Costume (Tom Fool?)
Group: Bellerby Sword Dancers? [no longer performing]
References:
www.coraginsburg.com/catalogues/2008/cat2008pg12-13.htm
English Dance & Song
Photograph: yes



NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Artefact: Costume (Hopper Joe?)
Group: replica made at Cropwell Butler?
Held: Nottingham Castle Museum (until 200? at Nottingham Museum of Costume and Textiles; until 1977 at Cambridge and County Folk Museum; until WW2 at Folklore Society, London)
Collected: T.F. Ordish, 1893
References:
www.folkplay.info/Ordish/Nottinghamshire.htm
Folk-Lore
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury.No.23
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. No.6
www.folkplay.info/Forum/TD_Forum_4_Cropwell.htm
www.folkplay.info/Forum/TD_Forum_13_Cropwell.htm
Photograph: yes



SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Artefact: Costume (Horse - skull only)
Group: Hooton Pagnell Mummers [no longer performing]
Held: ?
References:
Country Life
www.bonhams.com/auctions/23248/lot/506/
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Swords
Group: Laughton en le Morthen Mummers [no longer performing] / Doncaster Mummers
Held: Doncaster Mummers?
References:
Ron Shuttleworth Collection
www.geocities.com/greenoakmorris/Mumming.html
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costumes
Group: Grenoside Sword Dancers
Held: English Folk Dance & Song Society, London
References:
Clowning : An Exhibition designed and catalogued for Nottingham Festival 1977 by Arnold Rattenbury.No.6
The Dragon, ... : An Exhibition designed and catalogued by Arnold Rattenbury for Salisbury Festival 1979. Nos.70 & 71
Photograph: no



SUSSEX

Artefact: Costume (Turkish Knight)
Group: Boxgrove Tipteers [no longer performing]
Held: Edney family, Boxgrove
References:
web.archive.org/web/20020225115224/http://www.chichester.gov.uk/news/2001/Nov/pr2001_82.htm
Photograph: no

Artefact: Sword
Group: ?
Held: West Chiltington Museum
References:
Ron Shuttleworth Collection
Photograph: yes



WEST YORKSHIRE

Artefact: Hat
Group: replica made at Midgley
Held: Bankfield Museum, Halifax [lost]
Collected: W.B. Crump, 1913
References:
http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/wtw/search/controlservlet?PageId=Detail&DocId=100370
The Pace-Egg Plays of the Calder Valley
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Costume (Saint George) & Sword
Group: replica made at Midgley
Held: Shibden Hall, Halifax
References:
The Pace-Egg Plays of the Calder Valley
Photograph: no



FERMANAGH

Artefact: Straw Mask
Group: replica made at Derrylin
Held: Armagh County Museum, Armagh
References:
www.armaghcountymuseum.org.uk/collections/folkcrafts/
Photograph: no



ISLE OF MAN

Artefact: Costume
Group: replica?
Held: Manx Museum, Douglas
References:
www.gov.im/mnh/collections/social/hearthandhome/Costume.xml
Photograph: yes



NEWFOUNDLAND

Artefact: Mask
Group: Keels
Held: Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA), St John's
Collected: Walter Peddle
References:
http://www.mun.ca/folklore/munfla/fonds.php
Photograph: no

Artefact: Hobby Horse
Group: Whitbourne
Held: ?
References:
http://www.mun.ca/folklore/munfla/fonds.php
Photograph: yes



KENT

Artefact: Two Hooden Horses
Group: Wingham [no longer performing]
Held: Maidstone Museum
References:
Mumming, Howling and Hoodening:
www.japanesetranslations.co.uk/hooden/hooden-horses.htm
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Hooden Horse & "Colt"
Group: Walmer [no longer performing]
Held: Deal Museum (until 199? at Folkestone Library)
References:
Mumming, Howling and Hoodening:
www.japanesetranslations.co.uk/hooden/hooden-horses.htm
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Hooden Horse
Group: St Nicholas at Wade Hoodeners
Held: St Nicholas at Wade Hoodeners
References:
Mumming, Howling and Hoodening:
www.japanesetranslations.co.uk/hooden/hooden-horses.htm
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Hooden Horse
Group: ? / St Nicholas at Wade Hoodeners
Held: St Nicholas at Wade Hoodeners (until 1974 at ?)
References:
Mumming, Howling and Hoodening:
www.japanesetranslations.co.uk/hooden/hooden-horses.htm
Photograph: yes

Artefact: Hooden Horse
Group: Hoath [no longer performing] / Boyden Gate Mummers
Held: Gate Inn, Chislet (until 1974 at Hoath)
References:
www.japanesetranslations.co.uk/hooden/hooden-horses.htm
Photograph: yes



KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE

Artefact: "Mummer's Head Mask" [not a folk play artefact]
Held: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; (until 1921, and since a replica, at Abbotsford, Melrose)
Collected: Joseph Train, 1820
References:
http://www.archive.org/details/historyofgallowa02mack
http://stat-acc-scot.edina.ac.uk/link/1834-45/Kirkcudbright/Kelton/4/153/
http://books.google.com/books?id=tocNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA21
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/ARCHway/toc.cfm?rcn=1340&vol=7
http://www.archive.org/details/abbotsfordperson00maxwuoft
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/ARCHway/toc.cfm?rcn=1340&vol=56
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/ARCHway/toc.cfm?rcn=150&vol=96
http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?QUICKSEARCH=1&search_term=torrs
Photograph: yes


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