Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1971f)

Source:
Anon. (Perf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: TEVERSAL Notts SK 4861
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 1st Feb.1971

Brief note as follows:-

"Recorded on the 1st February 1971 from an unnamed informant in the 'Speed the Plough,' Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.

The informant went Plough Bullocking on Plough Monday as a child. Costumes included blackened faces, and the performance was not spirited, since money was the main motive. The only character remembered was the one played by the informant:-

In comes I, Old Bill Oiler,
If you don't give me money, I'll bost your boiler.

Performance date would have been about 1930."

Index Terms:
Locations: Teversal, Notts. (SK4861)
Years: Perf. about 1930; Col. 1971
Subjects: Plough Bullocking; Plough Monday; Play; Bill Oiler
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00367

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1987

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