Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottingham Journal (1949a)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
Mummers' Visit to Hall Farm: Medieval Play at Tollerton
Nottingham Journal, 8th Jan.1949, No.38366, p.6 d-f,e

Plough Monday play by a team from Tollerton, Notts., first revived in 1948. They also visited; Plumtree, Cotgrave, Keyworth, Normanton, and Nicker Hill. The characters were; Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Farmer's Man, Dame Jane, Old Threshing Blades, Doctor and Lady Bright and Gay. A photograph shows seven characters in costume watching Tom Fool knocking on door with the caption:

"The seven characters in Tollerton's Plough Play all farm workers which starts on Monday, had a dress rehearsal last night. Picture shows them arriving at the door of Tollerton Hall Farm to give the first performance with 'Tom Fool' knocking for admission."

Index Terms:
Locations: Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134); Plumtree, Notts. (SK6133); Cotgrave, Notts. (SK6435); Keyworth, Notts. (SK6130); Normanton, Notts. (SK6232); Nicker Hill, Notts. (SK6231)
Years: Perf. 1949; Rev. 1948
Subjects: *Photo; Play; Tom Fool; Plough Monday; Mummers; Itinerary; Cast List; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Farmer's Man; Dame Jane; Old Threshing Blades; Doctor; Lady Bright and Gay
People: Mr. A. H. Brown (Organiser); Fred Hutchinson (Perf.); George Ayto (Perf.); Ernest Burton (Perf.); Archie Stubbs (Perf.); Joe Sewards (Perf.); Fred Swanborough (Perf.); Percy Morris (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00133; Notts. County Library, County Folklore Box

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Oct.2004

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