Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1973, Flint)

Source:
Mrs. Flint (Inf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: ADDENDA: BRINSLEY Notts SK 4646
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 1st Jan.1973

Brief note as follows:-

"Recorded 1st Jan.1973 from Mrs. Flint of Moor Rd., Selston, Notts.

The characters of the Guysers as performed at Brinsley up to 1900 consisted of a introducer (no name), King George, Slasher, Doctor and Beelzebub. They were dressed according to their roles although they all had blackened faces. King George had a wooden sword. The Doctor wore a long coat, a dicky-bow tie, a top hat and carried a gladstone bag. They used to burst in without first asking if they were wanted. Only vague lines were remembered, much on the same lines as other accounts."

Index Terms:
Locations: Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Years: Perf. to about 1900; Col. 1973
Subjects: Guysers; Play; Introducer; King George; Slasher; Doctor; Beelzebub; Costumes
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00368

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1987

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