Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

I.T.Jones Collection (1982, George)

Source:
Mr. George [Surname Unknown] (Inf.)
Radio Nottingham Phone-In: George
I.T.Jones Collection, Communicated 8th Jan.1982, Ref.L1-4

George from Nuthall rang the phone-in. Some 50 years previously they used to do a play around Christmas time in the Brinsley and Underwood area. They called themselves guisers. The play included St. George of England and Slasher who used to fight. There was a song very similar to Good Master and Good Mistress sung earlier by IJ. He used to play Beelzebub when he was 5 or 6 years of age. Adults taught them the play but only children took part.They used to earn over one pound each in 2 or 3 evenings which used to pay for all their Christmas presents.

Index Terms:
Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Years: Col. 1982; Ceased c.1932
Subjects: Radio Broadcast; Play; Guisers; Christmas; Beelzebub; St. George of England; Slasher
People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00565; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.L1-4

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Mar.2005

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