Mr. Jack Smith (Inf.)Index Terms:
Blidworth, Notts: Transcript of tape of radio interview and performance in 1980 supplied by Mr Smith
I.T.Jones Collection, Recorded 1980, Ref.K5-5
Tape supplied by Mr Smith during the visit on 9/2/81 and handwritten transcript. Tape contains the following:
a) Interview with Jack Smith and Bill Richards by Radio Nottingham reporter broadcast on a Tuesday morning in 1980 – presumably 1st or 8th January
b) Recording from the Blidworth Methodist Church Hall on the following Saturday evening including an introduction from Jack Smith and a performance of the Blidworth Plough Bullocking play. Mr Smith recalls that the last time he saw the play was just before the last war. Characters in the recording included Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Old Man, Lady, Dame Jane, Plough Man, Doctor and Betsy Beelzebub
The words of the play are very similar to those in the text supplied by Mr.Smith, including the Ploughman's part that had been written in by hand.
Locations: Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855) Years: Broadcast 1980; Perf. late 1930s Subjects: Radio Broadcast; Plough Bullocking; Plough Monday; Play; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Lady; Dame Jane; Plough Man; Old Man; Betsy Beelzebub; Doctor; Radio Nottingham People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Mr. Jack N. Smith (Inf.); Mr. Bill Richards (Inf.) Archives: Ref.: TD00648; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K5-5