Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

I.T.Jones (1981b)

Source:
I. T. Jones (Auth.)
The Owd Oss Mummers: PLOUGH MONDAY
The Bramley, April 1981, No.68, p6 e-f

Follow up letter regarding an appeal for information on Plough Monday in the Jan.1981 issue (I.T.Jones, 1981a). Mr. Steemson provided words of a play performed in Oxton until the 1890s. Mr. Ralph Brooke had the scrap book compiled by Miss L.F.Milner containing the play performed in Kirklington up to the First War. Mrs. Olifent and Mr. Robinson provided the play performed between the wars in Farnsfield, and recently revived at annual Plough Monday suppers. Mr. Jack Smith (via his daughter Mrs. Marshall) gave details of the Plough Bullocking play that he and others had revived in 1980 in Blidworth. This had been performed right up to the Second World War. Mr. Ernest Parkin remembered his father's Plough Bullocking in Edingley about 1891. Further locations mentioned where Plough Monday had been celebrated, but for not detailed information was available were Averham, Kneesall, Norwell and Southwell. The author had also obtained a copy of a Caunton text performed until about 1945.

Index Terms:
Locations: Oxton, Notts. (SK6351); Kirklington, Notts. (SK6757); Farnsfield, Notts. (SK6456); Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855); Edingley, Notts. (SK6655); Averham, Notts. (SK7654); Kneesall, Notts. (SK7063); Norwell, Notts. (SK7761); Southwell, Notts. (SK7053); Caunton, Notts. (SK7460)
Years: Perf. until 1890s; Perf. until 1914; Perf. 1918 to 1940; Rev. about 1980; Rev. 1980; Perf. until 1940; Perf. about 1891; Perf. until about 1945
Subjects: Plays; Plough Monday; Jones,I.T. (1981a); Plough Bullocking; Plough Trailing; House Visiting
People: Idwal Tudor Jones (Auth.); Mr. Steemson (Inf.); Mr. Ralph Brooke (Inf.); Miss L. F. Milner (Col.); Mrs. Olifent (Inf.); Mr. Robinson (Inf.); Mr. Jack Smith (Perf.); Mrs. Marshall (Intermediary); Mr. Ernest Parkin (Inf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00320; Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.9; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K1-10

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.2005

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