Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1991)

Source:
Mrs. Barbara Faulconbridge (Inf.)
[Christmas Bullguysers Play and Bullguysing in Selston, Notts.]
P.T.Millington Collection, Received 29th Jan.1991

Letter describing experiences of Bullguysing in Selston, Notts. Mrs. Faulconbridge was associated with the custom as a girl, probably about 1940. She was not a performer herself, having to be content with Christmas singing. The local Bullguysers "disappeared" when they discovered more lucrative grounds in Somercotes and Alfreton. In later life she had taught the play to her husband and sons for the entertainment of family and friends around Brinsley, Notts.

One of her sons witnessed a set of Guysers performing in Awsworth, Notts., during Christmas 1990.

Index Terms:
Locations: Selston, Notts. (SK4553); Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253); Alfreton, Derbys. (SK4155); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649); Awsworth, Notts. (SK4844)
Years: Perf. about 1940; Perf. 1990; Col. 1991
Subjects: Bullguysing; Bullguysers; Christmas; Christmas Singing; Play; Guysers
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00510

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1991

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