Mr. Sid Ashmore (Inf.)Index Terms:
Cuckney, Notts: Notes on visit to Mr Sid Ashmore 13/4/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Collected 13th Apr.1981, Ref.K6-7
Notes on visit to Mr. Sid Ashmore, 3, Ten Row, Cuckney who had written to me after seeing the article in the Mansfield CHAD. He was about 13 when he performed in the mummers play. The notes say that he was aged 74 at the time of the visit making him 11 years younger than Bernard Stockdale, which seems wrong. He was Doctor and other parts were played by his brother Percy, Bernard Stockdale and a couple of others who are now dead. They had been taught the play by his father who was then aged 50. They used to go round houses and into pubs in the week before Christmas and also into the kitchen wings of Welbeck Abbey. He could now only remember a few lines. The Owd 'Oss was done by much older married men. He recalled about 3 lines of dialogue.
Locations: Cuckney, Notts. (SK5671); Welbeck Abbey, Notts. (SK5674) Years: Col. 1981; Perf. about 1920 Subjects: Mummers; Play; Doctor; Owd 'Oss; Christmas; Text Fragment People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Mr. Bernard Stockdale (Perf.); Mr. Percy Ashmore (Perf.) Archives: Ref.: TD00656; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K6-7