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LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : LOCAL CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, *13th Dec.1907
Article about various Christmas customs. At one stage it quotes from an article by Thomas Ratcliffe in Notes and Queries of December 22nd 1906. That article refers to a time 50 years previously when Morris Dances were performed, guisers acted "Th'Darby Tup or Ram" and Mummers performed a play of St George for a couple of weeks before and after Christmas.
The article also states "Of the Wiverton Plough-Monday play we have recently written, and need only now refer to it in passing. That custom too, is now enshrined among the memories of the past:"
Locations: Wiverton, Notts. (SK7136) Years: Perf. 1850s Subjects: Play; Morris Dancers; Th' Darby Tup; Mummers; "St. George"; Guisers; Christmas; Plough Monday; Ratcliffe,T. (22nd Dec.1906) Notes & Queries Archives: Ref.: TD00186; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.4, pp.151