J. M. (Auth.)Index Terms:
*Mummers [Hobby Horse play, etc., in North Notts.]
*Notes & Queries (Series 4), *1871, Vol.VII, p.121
"Mummers- 'A party of mummers visited the towns & villages of North Notts during the past fortnight, and highly diverted the inhabitants by their dancing, singing of old songs, & the play of the Hobby Horse. The latter play was in existence in the days of the Plantagenets, & probably the song & tune which they sang, viz "When Joan's ale was new."' This paragraph from the Newark Advertizer of Wed. Jan 18. 1871, may be deserving of a place in your columns, as a proof of the continued existence of a very ancient custom."
Locations: North Notts. Years: Perf. 1871 Subjects: Mummers; January; Dances; Songs; Play; Hobby Horse; "When Joan's Ale was New" Archives: Ref.: TD00535; T.F.Ordish Collection, Vol.III, p.150