Folk Play Links - Nottinghamshire, England

Compiled by C. Little



Groups listed may be folk club, morris dance or amateur drama groups, as well as traditional performers. Publications listed may be cited, extracted or summarised publications, as well as full text.


Groups

001 * Black Pig Border Morris [perform Selston text and also a composed script; photos; script; CD for sale; DVD for sale]
002 * Celebrating an ancient tradition [in Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, 25th Jan. 2002 - about Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society (CRAPPPS)]
003 * Foresters Morris Men [photos; programme; scripts (including Tollerton text)]
004 * Lady Bay Revellers [photos]
005 * Ranby House School [photos]
006 * Scrapbook Flair [Photos of the Company of Owd 'Oss]
007 * Sullivan's Sword [Owd ‘Oss Mummers version of Farnsfield script, Apr. 1986]
008 * Sullivan's Sword [photo]
009 * Tollerton Online [Photos and programme of Tollerton Plough Boys]

Libraries & Archives

010 * John Murray Archive [manuscript from John Murray Archive, National Library of Scotland [Ref. MS 42314] for Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey, by [Washington Irving], 1835, pp.162-166]
011 * The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting [US edition] [by W. Roberts, 1895, p.308 - 'Some Modern Collectors' - John Murray [IV] - manuscript for Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey, by [Washington Irving]]

Publications

012 * A History of Nottinghamshire [by Cornelius Brown, 1891, p.275 - [Lowdham] plough bullocks fragment]
013 * A History of Nottinghamshire [Cheap edition] [by Cornelius Brown, 1896, p.275 - [Lowdham] plough bullocks fragment]
014 * Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey [by [Anon][Washington Irving], 1835, pp.162-166 - at Newstead Abbey, Newstead, [1832]; (mummers, Hobby Horse & sword dance at Barlborough Hall, Barlborough, [1831])]
015 * Christmas Carols: Waits: Guisers [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 24th Dec. 1904, pp.504-505 - "Saint George", "Th' owd Tup" and "T' owd Hoss"]
016 * Christmas Eve in North Notts Fifty Years Ago [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes & Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 25th Dec. 1886, pp.501-502 - mummers]
017 * Christmas-Tup" [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 24th Dec. 1898, p.511 - "t'owd tup" fragment & "th' poor owd hoss"; citation of The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire, ed. by Llewellynn Jewitt, 1867, pp.115-119]
018 * De la Survivance du Drame chez le bas peuple en Angleterre [by Mrs H.G.M. Murray-Aynsley, in Revue des Traditions Populaires, Vol.IV No.11, Nov. 1889, pp.599-612 - [Cropwell], Nottinghamshire Plough Monday text; ([unlocated], Lincolnshire Plough Monday text)]
019 * Dun Yer Want Guysers?" [in Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, No.12, Jun. 1993, pp.3-4 - (paraphrasing A Prelude, by D.H. Lawrence;) citation of Selston : 1913, by R.W. Storer [Selston Branch of the Workers' Educational Association], 1983, pp.54-58 - Selston text]
020 * Highways and Byways in Nottinghamshire [by J.B. Firth, 1916, p.385 - at Norwell]
021 * Long Live the Guisers" [by Maurice William Holmes, in Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, No.12, Jun. 1993, pp.6-10 - Underwood text - + photo of Underwood Guysers, 1997 (50th anniversary reunion)]
022 * Mummers [by J. M. [Rev Josiah Miller ?][Congregational Minister of Newark], in Notes & Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.VII No.163, 11th Feb. 1871, p.121 - extract from Newark Advertiser, 18th Jan. 1871 - in north Nottinghamshire]
023 * Notes about Notts. [ed. by Cornelius Brown, 1874, pp.83-85 - 'Curious County Customs' - as Nottingham Guardian - south Nottinghamshire "Plough Bullock Day" fragment; (elsewhere no play)]
024 * Nottinghamshire Facts and Fictions [2nd edition [- extracted from Shepherd's Illustrated Nottingham Town and County Almanack, 1873?]] [coll. & ed. by John Potter Briscoe, 1876, pp.6-8 - "plough bullocking" at Shelford; extract from Notes about Notts., ed. by Cornelius Brown, 1874, pp.83-85; extract from Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey, by [Washington Irving], 1835, pp.164-165]
025 * On Ancient Customs and Sports of the County of Nottingham [by Llewellynn Jewitt, in Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Vol.VIII, 1853, p.237]
026 * Plough Bullocks' and Other Plough Monday Customs in the Nottingham Area, 1800-1920 [citation of Peter Millington, in Transactions of the Thoroton Society, Vol.109, 2005, pp.127-137]
027 * Plough Bullocks' and Other Plough Monday Customs in the Nottingham Area, 1800-1920 [by Peter Millington, in Transactions of the Thoroton Society, Vol.109, 2005, pp.127-137]
028 * Pubs in Underwood and Bagthorpe [by Maurice Holmes, in Booze News, Spring 2004, pp.8-10 - Includes recollections of performing the Guisers at the Sandhills pub, Underwood, Christmas 1946/47.]
029 * Review of "History of Nottinghamshire" by Cornelius Brown [by L. Chaworth-Musters, in Antiquary, Vol.XXV No.?, Jan. 1892, p.45 - "Plough Bullocks" at Cropwell [Bishop & Butler] and Tithby [sic]]
030 * St George Mumming Play [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.I No.26, 24th Jun. 1916, p.515 - possesses 3 chapbooks; his collection has (Derbyshire text &) Nottinghamshire text; and [unlocated] fragments with "The Owd Tup" and "The Owd Hoss"]
031 * The Life and Letters of Washington Irving : Vol.II [ed. by Pierre M. Irving [his nephew], 1862, pp.380, 382 - 28th Oct. 1831 + 383-384 - 20th Jan. 1832 - (Christmas at Barlborough Hall, Barlborough [- see also A Bracebridge-Hall Christmas for Van Buren: An Unpublished Irving Letter, by Ben Harris McClary, in English Language Notes, Vol.VIII No.1, Sep. 1970, pp.18-22];) Plough Monday at Newstead Abbey, Newstead]
032 * The Nottinghamshire Village Book [extract from comp. Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1989, pp.186-187 - 'Woodborough' - fragment]
033 * The Nottinghamshire Village Book [extract from comp. Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1989, pp.186-187 - 'Woodborough' - fragment]
034 * The Nottinghamshire Village Book [extract from comp. Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1989 - 'Kirklington' - fragment]
035 * The Nottinghamshire Village Book [extract from comp. Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1989 - 'Laxton']
036 * The Nottinghamshire Village Book [extract from comp. Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1989 - 'Underwood with Bagthorpe' - Bullguysers, until 1939]
037 * The Victoria History of the County of Nottingham. Vol.2 [ed. by William Page, 1910, p.412 - 'Old-Time Sports', by F. Bonnett [- paraphrasing Notes about Notts., ed. by Cornelius Brown, 1874, pp.83-85]]
038 * Then and Now [2nd edition] [by Dean [of Rochester][Samuel Reynolds] Hole, 1901, pp.150-152 - Caunton morris dancers text]
039 * Two Mumming Plays [citation of David Cooper, in The Morris Dancer, Vol.3 No.1, (Dec.) 1993(-94) - unlocated/Tollerton (& Larkfield) texts from Canon Fiennes Collection]

[General]

040 * Muskham Players [cast of 'Tales of Muskham', 2000 - A historical drama including the local Plough Monday play.]
041 * Nottinghamshire Mummers and Guisers [by Fran Earp, Title of Jul. 2005 talk to Empyrean]

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