Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Guardian (1911)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
PLOUGH MONDAY IN SHERWOOD FOREST
Nottinghamshire Guardian, *14th Jan.1911

An extract from W.Irving's (1835) 'Sketch Book' giving an account of Plough Monday at Newstead Abbey, Notts. The activities included; a play with St. George and the Dragon, and morrice dancers, with Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Beelzebub and Bessy. The trailing of a 'Fool Plough' is also mentioned, as the origin of Plough Monday customs.

Index Terms:
Locations: Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453)
Years: Publ. 1935; Publ. 1911
Subjects: Play; Dance; Plough Trailing; Plough Monday; Morrice Dancers; Irving,W. (1835); St. George; Dragon; Robin Hood; Maid Marion; Beelzebub; Bessy; Fool Plough
Archives: Ref.: TD00153; W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, pp.17-18; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Sep.1987

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