Anon. (Inf.)Index Terms:
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: KIKBY-IN-ASHFIELD Notts SK 4956
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 4th Mar.1971
Brief note as follows:-
"Recorded on the 4th March 1971 at the 'Crown' Mansfield, from an unnamed member of the Mansfield Young Teacher Group from Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Up till about 1964, three of four men or boys in at least one street would go from house to house on New Years Morn after Midnight. They had blackened faces, and they recited a rhyme (no acting) for which they were rewarded with a florin each or some other silver coin."
Locations: Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts. (SK4956) Years: Perf. to about 1964; Col. 1971 Subjects: New Year's Morn; Rhyme; House Visiting People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.) Archives: Ref.: TD00359