Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1971c)

Source:
Anon. (Inf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: SELSTON Notts SK 4652
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. Jan.1971

Brief note as follows:-

"Recorded from the barman of the 'Shepherds Rest' Bagthorpe in January 1971.

The informant described the visits of Bullguysers to the pub at Christmas in 1970. The boys had blackened faces and wore their coats inside out, and carried wooden swords. Characters included a First Man, Bullguy, Beelzebub, Doctor and Molly Mop.

The informant was not sure where the Bull Guysers came from, but thought they came from Brinsley. The characters are more in keeping with the Selston version."

Index Terms:
Locations: Selston, Notts. (SK4553); Bagthorpe, Notts. (SK4751); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Years: Perf. 1970; Col. 1971
Subjects: Play; Bullguysers; Bull Guysers; Christmas; First Man; Bullguy; Beelzebub; Doctor; Molly Mop
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00365

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1987

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