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LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: FACTS, CUSTOMS AND LEGENDS OF OLD-TIME CHRISTMASES IN NOTTS I
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, *7th Dec.1906
Article describing various Christmas customs. One section, taken from a correspondent to 'Notes and Queries' in 18— writing about 50 years previously in villages and towns in North Notts. refers to mummers visiting on Christmas Eve. This sounds like the correspondent referred to in Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1920)
Another section taken from Notes and Queries 5th series, vol 8, p.481 refers to the Christmas period in Derbyshire and quotes: "The lads of the house with those of their neighbours, have been learning their parts, and getting ready their dresses for the 'Christmas guising' and the household daily talk is full flavoured of Christmas."
This section is identical to parts of T.Ratcliffe (1883).
Locations: North Notts.; Derbys. Years: Perf. 19th Century Subjects: *Play; Christmas; Mummers; Guising; Notes & Queries (5th Series), Vol.8, pp.481 Archives: Ref.: TD00182; W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, pp.27-28; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.4, pp.121-122