Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1906a)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
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).

Index Terms:
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

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Oct.2004

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