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Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1906d)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : LOCAL CHRISTMAS REVIVALS
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, *28th Dec.1906

Article on Christmas customs including the following sections:

"There used to be celebrated at Wiverton a notable mummers play, of which we are told that an attenuated version is still observed in the district. A detailed account of this Plough Monday performance will be given shortly, but the point to mention just now is that the full play was revived for the occasion in 1893."

"Christmas mumming or 'mumping' as they term it is still done in Lincolnshire; but whether as a survival or a revival we are unable to say probably it has never become quite obsolete in that fine county."

Index Terms:
Locations: Wiverton, Notts. (SK7136); Lincs.
Years: Perf. 1893
Subjects: Play; Plough Monday; Mummers; Mumping; Christmas
Archives: Ref.: TD00185; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.4, pp.123

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