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Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1899)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : CHRISTMAS EVE IN NORTH NOTTS IN EARLY VICTORIAN DAYS
Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, *22nd Dec.1899

Article quotes from Notes and Queries (7th Series, Vol.2, pp.501) which describes Christmas traditions in north Notts., 50 years previously. It includes the following description of Christmas Eve:

"A variety of indoor games, interspersed with songs, passed the evening on, and (even so recently!) the mummers might be expected to call to entertain and be rewarded."

Index Terms:
Locations: North Notts.
Years: Publ. 1899; Perf. 1830s or 1840s
Subjects: Christmas Eve; Mummers; Notes & Queries (Series 7), Vol.2, pp.501
Archives: Ref.: TD00180; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.3, pp.81-82

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Oct.2004

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