Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

*Newark Advertiser (1871)

Source:
*[Anon. (Auth.)]
*Mummers [Hobby Horse play, etc., in North Notts.]
*Newark Advertiser, *18th Jan.1871

*Source states;

"A party of mummers visited the towns & villages of North Notts during the past fortnight, and highly diverted the inhabitants by their dancing, singing of old songs, & the play of the Hobby Horse. The latter play was in existence in the days of the Plantagenets, & probably the song & tune which they sang, viz 'When Joan's ale was new.'"

From a transcript of J.M. (1871) in the T.F.Ordish Collection.

Index Terms:
Locations: North Notts.
Years: Perf. 1871
Subjects: Mummers; January; Dances; Songs; Play; Hobby Horse.; "When Joan's Ale was New."
Archives: Ref.: TD00091; T.F.Ordish Collection, Vol.III, p.150

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.1986

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