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Nottinghamshire Archives Collection (1960, E.Sharp)

Source:
Mrs. Edith Sharp (Auth.)
Memories of Bingham [Plough Monday]
Nottinghamshire Archives Collection, Written 26th Mar.1960, Received 12th Nov.1960, Ref.DD121/1/8, 5pp.

Entry to an essay competition on old village life at Bingham, Notts. It includes the following on page 3, which probably relates to about the years 1881-1882;

"On Plough Monday an old labourer, Brown by name, was invited to school so that we could see him in his fancy paper trimmed suit, which was all very amusing. In the evening, boys would go round asking for gifts in money or in kind and youths and men would go the round of the public houses giving the Mummers Monologue."

Index Terms:
Locations: Bingham, Notts. (SK7039)
Years: Col. 1960; Perf. about 1881 and 1882
Subjects: Essay; Plough Monday; Costume; House Visiting; "Mummers Monologue"
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.); Mr. Brown (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00404

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.1992

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