Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Retford & Gainsborough Times (1886)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
CHRISTMAS AT WORKSOP. CHRISTMAS EVE
Retford & Gainsborough Times, 1st Jan.1886, No.818, p.3b

Description of activities in Worksop on the previous Christmas eve, including the following:

"During the earlier part of the night the mummers went about with their play of 'St. George', the play being almost unrecognisable as that which was performed 30 years ago. Other lads had the 'Old Horse' in hand while more carried 'Th'Owd Tup' about, all acting their several parts in these plays (or rather relics of plays), with more noise than skill."

Index Terms:
Locations: Worksop, Notts. (SK5879)
Years: Perf. 1855; Perf. 1885; Publ. 1886
Subjects: Play; Mummers; "St. George"; Old Horse; Th'Owd Tup; Christmas Eve
Archives: Ref.: TD00223

Indexed by Dave Crowther. Last updated Apr.2005

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