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Folk Plays - January 2004 - Muskham Pinkies

Peter Millington and Jacob Hinson


Muskham Pinkies of North Muskham, Nottinghamshire, England, performing on the 3rd January 2004 at The Plough, Norwell

Muskham Pinkies, Posing by the plough at The Plough, Norwell. Photo: Peter Millington
Posing by the plough at The Plough, Norwell. Photo: Peter Millington
Left to Right: Doctor, Tom Fool, Lady Bright and Gay, Recruiting Sergeant, Threshing Blade, Master of Ceremonies, Little Clown and Eezum Squeezum
Muskham Pinkies, The Final Song. Photo: Jacob Hinson
The Final Song. Photo: Jacob Hinson
Left to right: Tom Fool, Doctor, Lady Bright and Gay, Eezum Squeezum, Threshing Blade, Recruiting Sergeant

The plough play tradition goes back into the mists of time and was traditionally performed on Plough Monday. History tells of a court case of 1597 in North Muskham, Nottinghamshire, in which ten men, appearing in costumes, were ordered to turn back the furrow they had ploughed across the churchyard on "Plow Daie". To make amends for this, and diverse other misdemeanors all funds raised by "The Muskham Pinkies" went to church funds. (David Haslam)


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