Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs


This is an alphabetical index of sources sorted by primary author or collector, and then by year of publication or collection. Each entry gives basic bibliographic information. Click on the links for further details (most brief sources are quoted in full). N.b. Many sources are anonymous, so these appear either under the name of the publication (e.g. Nottinghamshire Guardian), or under the name of the source collection (e.g. M.W.Barley Collection)
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E.F.H.D. (1948)
E. F. H. D. (Auth.)
A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FOLK TUNE
Nottinghamshire Countryside, Jan.1948, Vol.11, No.3, p.5
K.D. (1897)
K. D. (Auth.)
*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: PLOUGH MONDAY IN LINCOLNSHIRE
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, *31st Dec.1897
W.E.D. (1957)
W. E. D. (Auth.)
Plough Monday at Oxton
Nottinghamshire Weekly Guardian, *12th Jan.1957
W.E.D. (1958)
W. E. D. (Auth.)
Local traditions and the story of Christmas
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *27th Dec.1958
W.H.Deacon (1924)
W. H. Deacon (Auth.)
*The Mummers' Play [Ropsley, Lincs.]
Nottingham Guardian, 12th Jan.1924, No.21156, p.2 e
"Derwent" (1889)
"Derwent" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES No. CCCCLXXI. THE MORRIS DANCE AT EYAM
Nottinghamshire Guardian, *6th july 1889
"Derwent" (1914)
"Derwent" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 42: St. George's Day Folk-Play
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *18th Apr.1914
D.Diemer (1979)
Diana Diemer (Auth.)
Nottinghamshire Countryside: The Plough Monday celebrations at Cropwell
Nottingham Topic, Jan.1979, p.86_b-c
P.H.Ditchfield (1896)
P. H. Ditchfield (Auth.)
Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time: An Account of Local Observances, Festival Customs, and Ancient Ceremonies yet Surviving in Great Britain
London, George Redway, 1896, pp.47-50
P.H.Ditchfield (1901)
P. H. Ditchfield (Auth.)
Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time: An Account of Local Observances, Festival Customs, and Ancient Ceremonies yet Surviving in Great Britain
London, Methuen & Co., 1901, pp.47-50
F.Douce Collection
Francis Douce (Auth.)
*Ms.Douce [d.44 - includes Cheshire folk plays]
*Department of Western MSS., Bodleian Library, Oxford, OX1 3BG
F.Douce Collection (1788, Grose)
Capt. Grose (Intermediary)
[No heading - folk play from Cheshire]
F.Douce Collection, *d.44, pp.1-7
F.Douce Collection (G.Ormerod)
George Ormerod (Col.)
[No title - Cheshire play]
F.Douce Collection, *d.44, pp.204-208

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Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (1993a)
Anon. (Auth.)
GUISER'S STAGE A COMEBACK [in Underwood, Notts.]
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, 31st Dec.1993, Vol.94, No.5205, p.2_e-h
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (1993b)
Anon. (Auth.)
Spreading the Christmas message [School performance of St. George Play in Underwood, Notts.]
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, 31st Dec.1993, Vol.94, No.5205, p.10_c-f
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (1994a)
Anon. (Auth.)
Guisers entertain Nottingham folk [play from Underwood, Notts.]
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, 21st Jan.1994, Vol.95, No.5208, p.15_b-d
English Dance & Song (1956)
*[Anon. (Auth.)]
*[No title - Photo of Plough Monday Play Actors from Tollerton, Notts.]
*English Dance & Song, *1956, Vol.20, No.3, Cover
English Folk Dance & Song Society Collection (1950, M.Shepherd)
Miss Marjorie Shepherd (Col.)
*The Plough Boys [from Tollerton, Nottinghamshire]
English Folk Dance & Song Society Collection, *Col.Jan.1950
English Folk Dance & Song Society Collection (1965, L.F.Milner)
*Lillie F. Milner (Col.)
*Kirklington, Notts., Plough Monday Play
*English Folk Dance & Song Society Collection, *Col. 15th Mar.1965
Evening Post [Nottingham] (1975a)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
Mummers in action [Owd Oss Mummers at Cropwell]
*Evening Post [Nottingham], *13th Jan 1975, p.18
Evening Post [Nottingham] (1975b)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
Problem is spiritual not economic - Bishop [Plough Sunday Service, Newark, Notts.]
*Evening Post [Nottingham], *19th Jan.1975, p.7 a-f
Evening Post [Nottingham] (1994a)
Anon. (Auth.)
Young-at-heart guiser gang [play revival in Underwood, Notts.]
Evening Post Nottingham, 14th Jan.1994, No.35695, p.5_g-h
Evening Post [Nottingham] (1994b)
Anon. (Auth.)
NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS: Reporting on NUTHALL, KIMBERLEY, EASTWOOD, HEANOR, RIPLEY and ALFRETON: Going back to folklore: Friends bid to revive guiser plays [in Underwood, Notts.]
Evening Post Nottingham, 18th Jan.1994, No.35699, p.1B_d-h
Evening Post [Nottingham] (1994c)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
Gadzooks! What a spectacle
Evening Post [Nottingham], 6th Jun.1994, No.35822, p.5b-d

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R.Faulks (2004/2005)
Ron Faulks (Auth.)
Lawrence and 'The Guysers', Peter Millington 10th November 2004
D.H.Lawrence Society Newsletter, Autumn/Winter 2004/2005, No.75, p.14
J.B.Firth (1916)
J. B. Firth (Auth.)
Highways and Byways IN Nottinghamshire
London, Macmillan & Co., Limited., 1924, pp.384-385
J.B.Firth (1924)
J. B. Firth (Auth.)
Highways and Byways IN Nottinghamshire [Pocket ed.]
London, Macmillan & Co., Limited., 1924, pp.384-385
A.E.Fletcher (1924)
A. E. Fletcher (Auth.)
*The Mummer's play [Mareham-le-Fen, Lincs.]
Nottingham Guardian, 10th Jan.1924, No.21154, p.2 d

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"Globe" (1887)
"Globe" (Auth.)
TWELFTH DAY REVELS
Nottingham Guardian, 7th Jan.1887, No.9651, p.6e
"J.Granby" (1940)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
STAGE PLAYS IN NOTTS CHURCHES: Old Time Feature of All Great Religious Festivals: Various Former "Cycles"
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 12th Oct.1940, No.4978, p.1 a-b
"J.Granby" (1949a)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
*Local Notes and Queries: Winter customs
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 17th Dec.1949, No.5457, p.10 a
"J.Granby" (1949b)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Notts. ploughing feasts
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 31st Dec.1949, No.5459, p.10c
"J.Granby" (1951)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Poor owd 'oss
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *15th Dec.1951
"J.Granby" (1952a)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
Local Notes and Queries: (Part One) [Plough Monday]
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 5th Jan.1952, No.5564, p.10 a-b
"J.Granby" (1952b)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
Local Notes and Queries: PLOUGH MONDAY'S PLAYS.: Part II
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 12th Jan.1952, No.5565, p.11 b
"J.Granby" (1953)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Nottinghamshire's Plough Mondays
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 10th Jan.1953, No.5617, p.10 a-b
"J.Granby" (1960a)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Old customs still exist - but some have a "new look" [Plough Monday in Notts.]
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *12th Mar.1960
"J.Granby" (1960b)
"John Granby" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Old Christmas customs still survive in Notts.
*Nottingham Guardian Journal, *24th Dec.1960
J.Granger (1904)
James Granger (Auth.)
OLD NOTTINGHAM: Its Streets, People, &c.: SECOND SERIES [Recruiting officer's speech]
Nottingham, Nottingham Daily Express Office, 1904, pp.59-60
A.E.Green Collection (1966, C.Simons)
Clifford Simons (Inf.)
*New Year Jubilees Play from Selston, Notts.
A.E.Green Collection, Col. 5th Feb.1966, Accession No.476, Vol.NIV
Griffiths (1952)
Miss Griffiths (Auth.)
A Changing Village - Walesby in the Twentieth Century [Plough Monday Play]
Nottinghamshire Countryside, July 1952, Vol.14, No.1, pp.22-24
E.L.Guilford (1942)
Everard L. Guilford (Auth.)
*Notts. Glossary
Transactions of the Thoroton Society, *1942
E.L.Guilford Collection (1922)
*[Anon. (Inf.)]
*[Song Sung at a Notts. Harvest Home
E.L.Guilford Collection, *1922(?), Ref.M99 10/08
E.L.Guilford Collection (1922, C.B.Collinson)
C. B. Collinson (Auth.)
[No Heading - Christmas Play at Laxton, Notts.]
E.L.Guilford Collection, Written 7th Jul.1922, MM99 10/9
E.L.Guilford Collection (1922, A.S.Huskinson - a)
*Mr. A. S. Huskinson (Inf.)
*Plough Lads' Play [East Bridgford, Notts.]
E.L.Guilford Collection, Communicated 7th Jul.1922, Ref.M99 13/1-6
E.L.Guilford Collection (1922, A.S.Huskinson - b)
*Mr. A. S. Huskinson (Inf.)
*Plough Monday Play - East Bridgford
E.L.Guilford Collection, Col. 1922, Ref.M99 09
E.L.Guilford Collection (1922, R.Ramsden)
*Robert Ramsden (Col.)
*[Christmas Old Tup and Old 'Oss plays from Carlton, Notts.]
E.L.Guilford Collection, *31st Jul.1922, M99 11/1 & 2
E.L.Guilford Collection (1922, F.Willis)
F. Willis (Col.)
*PLOUGH MONDAY. LAXTON VERSION.
E.L.Guilford Collection, Communicated 22nd Jul.1922, Ref.M99 10/1-7,10
E.L.Guilford Collection (1930)
Everard L. Guilford (Col.)
St George and the Tail of Beelzebub: A Mummers' Play from Yorkshire
E.L.Guilford Collection, Dated "[c 1930?]", MM99 17/1-9
E.L.Guilford Collection (1937, R.Hedger)
Ruth Hedger (Inf.)
[Notes on a play from Coxwold, Yorks., and Fond Pl%"fs]
E.L.Guilford Collection, Written 20th Jan.1937, Ref.M99 20/16-18

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A.H. (1926)
A. H. (Auth.)
PLOUGH BULLOCK NIGHT: A Merry Old Village Custom of Bygone Days
Nottingham Journal, 8th Jan 1926, No.31232, p.4 d-f
P.H. (1932)
P. H. (Auth.)
*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: "Plough Boys" at Newark [and Caunton, Notts.]
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *2nd Apr.1932
P.H. (1935)
P. H. (Auth.)
East Markham Mumming Play
Nottinghamshire Guardian, *13th Jul.1935
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter (1993a)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
"DUN YER WANT GUYSERS" [Christmas Guysers play in a D.H.Lawrence short story
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, Jun.1993, No.12, pp.3-4
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter (1993b)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
MORE ON THE GUISERS: (ARTICLE IN "COUNTRY LIFE" 6 DECEMBER 1965) [Underwood, Notts.]
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, Jun.1993, No.12, p.11
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter (1993c)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
[No title - Photo of school mummers from Marston Montgomery, Derbys.]
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, Jun.1993, No.12, p.13
L.Hanna (1981)
Lynn Hanna (Auth.)
*Owd Oss Mummers
Nottingham News, *16th Jan. 1981
R.A.Harris (1966)
R.A.Harris (Auth.)
Letters to the Editor [Appeal for Notts., folk songs and plays]
Nottinghamshire Countryside, *1966, pp.13-14
R.A.Harris Collection (1960s, B.Stockdale)
Mr. Bernard Stockdale (Inf.)
*Mummering [Cuckney, Notts., c.1907]
R.A.Harris Collection, *Col. late 1960s
R.A.Harris Collection (1966, Emmons)
Mr. Emmons (Inf.)
*[Plough Monday play from Farnsfield, Notts.
R.A.Harris Collection, Col. 1966
R.A.Harris Collection (1966, C.Husbands)
Mr. C. Husbands (Inf.)
[No title - Customs and songs of Carrington, Notts., including Plough Monday]
R.A.Harris Collection, Letters dated 18th Oct.1966, 14th Nov.1966 & [1967]
R.Hazlewood (1896)
R. Hazlewood (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No.784: PLOUGH BOYS [Leicester]
Nottinghamshire Guardian, *14th Nov.1896
A.Helm (1965)
*A. Helm (Auth.)
*Five mumming plays for schools [Includes Plough Monday Play from Plumtree, Notts.]
*London, E.F.D.S.S. & Folk-lore Society, 1965, pp.30-36
A.Helm (1981)
Alex Helm (Auth.)
*The English Mummers' Play
*Woodbridge, D.S.Brewer (for the Folklore Society), 1981, ISBN 0-85991-067-9
A.Helm Collection (1948, N.M.Beaumont)
*Mr. N. M. Beaumont (Inf.)
*Collingham - Notts - Play
A.Helm Collection, Col. 13th Sep.1948, Vol.4, pp.15-16
A.Helm Collection (No date, J.Harrop-White - a)
*J. Harrop-White (Inf.)
Ploughboys Play - Mansfield
A.Helm Collection, *Vol.2, pp.332-335
A.Helm Collection (No date, J.Harrop-White - b)
*J. Harrop-White (Inf.)
*Mummers Play, Mansfield
A.Helm Collection, *Vol.2, pp.331-332
A.Helm Collection (No date, N.M.Lane & S.Beazley)
*N. M. Lane (Inf.); Mr. S. Beazley (Inf.)
*Plough Monday Play - Mansfield
A.Helm Collection, *Col. 1948, Vol.2, pp.335-338
P.Herring (1926)
Paul Herring (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY REVELS IN THE MIDLANDS
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 9th Jan.1926, No.4208, p.1 a-b, e-f
"Historicus" (1943)
"Historicus" (Auth.)
*Old Notts. Christmas Customs [including St. Thomas's Day]
Notttinghamshire Guardian, *25th Dec.1943
S.R.Hole (1901)
Dean S. Reynolds Hole (Auth.)
THEN AND NOW [7th ed.]
London, Hutchinson & Co., 1901, pp.142-158
J.G.Holmes (1952)
J. G. Holmes (Auth.)
Return to my Village [South Scarle, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Countryside, Oct.1952, Vol.14, No.2, pp.4-5
M.W.Holmes (1993)
Maurice William Holmes (Perf.)
LONG LIVE THE GUISERS [Play text from Selston Parish, Notts.]
Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, Jun.1993, No.12, pp.6-10
W.Hone (1837)
William Hone (Auth.)
THE EVERYDAY BOOK AND TABLE BOOK: VOL.II
London, Thomas Tegg & Son, 1837, pp.122-126
P.Howat (1991)
Polly Howat (Auth.); Don Osmond (Illus.)
Tales of Old Nottinghamshire
Newbury, Countryside Books, 1991, ISBN 1-85306-160-3, pp.113-115
D.Howe (1984)
Doris Howe (Auth.)
The Story of Holbrook [includes Guising]
Cromford, Scarthin Books, 1984, ISBN 0-907758-05-3
W.Howitt (1838)
William Howitt (Auth.)
THE RURAL LIFE OF ENGLAND: IN TWO VOLUMES - VOL. II [Christmas and Plough-Monday]
London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1838, pp.217- 218
W.Howitt (1862)
William Howitt (Auth.)
THE RURAL LIFE OF ENGLAND: THIRD EDITION [Plough-Monday]
London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1862, pp.471-472
M.Howley (1962)
Mike Howley (Col.)
The Little Tup [Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts.]
Folk, Oct.1962, No.2, pp.9-10
R.Hutchinson (1914)
R. Hutchinson (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 30: "Guisers" or Disguisers [Derbys.]
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *24th Apr.1914

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Ilkeston & Ripley Trader (1988)
[Anon. (Auth.)]
Morris men raise `500 [with Guiser play]
Ilkeston & Ripley Trader, *13th Jan.1988, p.9
W.Irving (1835)
*[Washington Irving (Auth.)]
*Miscellanies: Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey
*London, Murray, 1835, pp.162-165

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