"Squire" John Whitelaw (Auth.); "Bagman" Phil Barber (Auth.)Index Terms:
Who are the owd 'oss mummers?
Nottingham Topic, *July 1980
Profile of the Nottingham revival folk play side the Owd Oss Mummers. It including 3 photos of them performing a Gloucestershire play with the characters Tom Pinney, Doctor, Maid Marion, Tanner, Little John and Robin Hood. A further photo shows them in the costumes of a St. George play. The article mentions plays being performed at Christmas and Plough Monday in the East Midlands, and also mentions the Owd 'Oss play from Mansfield after which they were named. The article recounts the revival of a play in Cropwell Bishop and Cropwell Butler in 1975. It also gives one or two anecdotes of performances.
Locations: Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739); Glos.; East Midlands; Cropwell Bishop, Notts. (SK6835); Cropwell Butler, Notts. (SK6837); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361) Years: Publ. 1980; Rev. 1975 Subjects: Owd Oss Mummers; Play; Photos; Tom Pinney; Doctor; Maid Marion; Tanner; Little John; Robin Hood; St. George; Christmas; Plough Monday; Owd 'Oss; Anecdotes People: Dave Crowther (Perf.); Bob Barron (Perf.); Malcolm Lewis (Perf.); Idwal Jones (Perf.); Phil Barber (Perf.) Archives: Ref.: TD00316; Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.9