Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottingham Evening News (1953a)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
Newsman's Notebook: OLD-TIME PLOUGH MONDAY PLAY [Dry Doddington, Lincs.]
*Nottingham Evening News, 12th Jan.1953, No.20915, p.4 d-e

Report of a former ploughboy, recalling in 1953 Plough Monday in Dry Doddington, Lincs., up to 1894. The play is described but no dialogue is given. The cast comprised: Tom Fool, the Recruiting Sergeant, the Ribboner/Farmer's Boy, the Lady, Dame Jane, Beelzebub, the Doctor, and Hopper Joe. After the play there was singing, dancing and jigging. The proceeds funded a feast, drinks during rehearsals, with a surplus of 1s 3d cash for each of the actors.

Index Terms:
Locations: Dry Doddington, Lincs. (SK8446)
Years: Perf. 1894; Publ. 1953
Subjects: Play; Plough Monday; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Farmer's Boy; Lady; Dame Jane; Beelzebub; Doctor; Hopper Joe; Dancing
Archives: Ref.: TD00105; T.Bailey Forman Library, "Plough Monday" file

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Jul.2004

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