Past Folk Play Performances - Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
04 Jan 01
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 21:00 Brinsley, Yew Tree
[All proceeds are donated to the NSPCC]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
05 Jan 01
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:00 Blidworth, Bird in Hand
[All proceeds are donated to the NSPCC]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 20:20 Blidworth, Black Bull -
- - 20:40 Blidworth Bottoms, Fox & Hounds -
- - 21:05 Farnsfield, Red Lion -
- - 21:30 Farnsfield, The Plough -
- - 22:00 Oxton, Green Dragon -
- - 22:30 Lambley, The Woodlark -
06 Jan 01
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Lambley, Nags Head
[All proceeds are donated to the NSPCC]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:50 Lambley, Robin Hood -
- - 20:10 Lowdham, The World's End -
- - 20:40 Hoveringham, The Marquis of Granby -
- - 21:10 Lowdham, Railway Inn -
- - 21:40 Woodborough, Four Bells -
- - 22:05 Calverton, Private Function
[[The Vicarage]]
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- - 22:30 Calverton, The Gleaners -
07 Jan 02
Tollerton Plough Boys 19:30 Tollerton Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
10 Jan 02
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 21:00 Brinsley, Yew Tree John Crawford
0115 9655382
11 Jan 02
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:00 Blidworth, Bird in Hand John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 20:20 Blidworth, Black Bull -
- - 20:40 Blidworth Bottoms, Fox & Hounds -
- - 21:05 Farnsfield, Red Lion -
- - 21:30 Farnsfield, The Plough -
- - 22:30 Lambley, The Woodlark -
12 Jan 02
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Lambley, Nags Head John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:50 Lambley, Robin Hood -
- - 20:20 Lowdham, The World's End -
- - 20:50 Hoveringham, The Marquis of Granby -
- - 21:20 Lowdham, Railway Inn -
- - 21:50 Woodborough, Four Bells -
- - 22:30 Calverton, The Gleaners -
12 Jan 02 Foresters Morris Men 20:15 East Bridgford, Royal Oak
[Plough Play]
Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 20:45 Car Colston, Royal Oak
[Plough Play]
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- - 21:15 Orston, Durham Ox
[Plough Play]
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13 Jan 02
Foresters Morris Men 14:00 Nottingham, Brewhouse Yard Museum
[Plough Play & Rapper Sword Dance]
Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 15:00 Nottingham, Wollaton Hall
[Plough Play & Rapper Sword Dance]
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21 Dec 02
Lady Bay Revellers 15:00 Beeston, Victoria Hotel
[Cheshire Soul play with various dance sides from 12:00 noon till 4:00 approx.]
Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
04 Jan 03
Foresters Morris Men 20:00 Beeston, Victoria Hotel
[East Midlands Plough Play based on Tollerton & Long Bennington plays]
Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 20:45 Wilford, The Ferry -
- - 21:30 Nottingham, Vat & Fiddle, Queen's Bridge Rd -
- - 22:00 Sneinton, Lord Nelson -
05 Jan 03
Foresters Morris Men 14:00 Nottingham, Brewhouse Yard Museum Caves
[East Midlands Plough Play based on Tollerton & Long Bennington plays - with Rapper sword]
Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 15:00 Nottingham, Wollaton Hall -
09 Jan 03
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:00 Calverton, The Admiral Rodney
[All proceeds are donated to the NSPCC]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 21:00 Calverton, Miners Welfare Club -
10 Jan 03
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:00 Blidworth, Bird in Hand
[All proceeds are donated to the NSPCC]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 20:20 Blidworth, Black Bull -
- - 20:40 Blidworth Bottoms, Fox & Hounds -
- - 21:05 Farnsfield, Red Lion -
- - 21:30 Farnsfield, Plough -
- - 22:00 Lambley, The Woodlark -
- - 22:30 Calverton, The Gleaners -
11 Jan 03
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Lambley, Nag's Head
[All proceeds are donated to the NSPCC]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:50 Lambley, Robin Hood -
- - 20:20 Lowdham, The World's End -
- - 20:50 Hoveringham, The Marquis of Granby -
- - 21:20 Lowdham, Ship Inn -
- - 22:00 Woodborough, Four Bells -
- - 22:30 Calverton, Private Function
[[The Vicarage]]
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12 Jan 03
Sullivan's Sword 12:00 Rolleston, The Crown
[Plough Sunday. Recruiting Sergeant play incorporating a sword dance during which Beelzebub is killed.]
John Holder
01636 830191
- - 13:30 Morton, The Full Moon -
13 Jan 03
Tollerton Plough Boys 19:30 Tollerton, St Peter's church hall
[Plough blessing at 1st performance, two private performances before the pub]
Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
- - 21:00 Tollerton, The Air Hostess pub -
20 Dec 03
Lady Bay Revellers 15:00 Beeston, Victoria Hotel
[Cheshire soul play as part of an afternoon of dance, music and carols at the Victoria pub, Beeston, Notts. on Sat. 20th Dec. Dancing from 12:30, play about 3:00. Friends include Mortimers Morris and Sullivans Sword.]
Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
03 Jan 04
Muskham Pinkies 12:30 Norwell, The Plough
["The Muskham Pinkies", those diverse gentlemen of talent, present: Revival of the Muskham Plough Boys Play. The Pinkies will be performing the The Muskham Plough Boys Play starting at Lunchtime or there abouts on Saturday 3th January 2003 in no fewer than five local pubs, including The Plough, Norwell, and The Crown, Bathley. The plough play tradition goes back into the mists of time and was traditionally performed on Plough Monday. History tells of a court case of 1597 in North Muskham, Nottinghamshire, in which ten men, appearing in costumes, were ordered to turn back the furrow they had ploughed across the churchyard on "Plow Daie". To make amends for this, a diverse other misdemeanors all funds raised by "The Muskham Pinkies" will go to church funds. All are welcome to follow their progress, in the first of an annual fixture. David Haslam.]
David James Haslam
01636 613760
- - 13:00 Bathley, The Crown -
- - 13:30 North Muskham, Muskham Inn -
- - 14:00 North Muskham, The Ferry -
- - 14:30 North Muskham, The Crown -
- - 15:00 Bathley, The Crown -
08 Jan 04
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:00 Calverton, The Admiral Rodney
[It's quite a busy itinerary so best to check times (by phone) the day before you intend to set out - don't want anybody rushing about aimlessly, do we?]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 21:00 Calverton, Miners' Welfare Club -
09 Jan 04
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:00 Blidworth, Bird in Hand John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 20:20 Blidworth, Black Bull -
- - 20:40 Blidworth Bottoms, Fox & Hounds -
- - 21:05 Farnsfield, Red Lion -
- - 21:30 Farnsfield, The Plough -
- - 22:00 Epperstone, Cross Keys -
- - 22:30 Lambley, The Woodlark -
10 Jan 04
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Lambley, Nag's Head
[It's quite a busy itinerary so best to check times (by phone) the day before you intend to set out - don't want anybody rushing about aimlessly, do we?]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:50 Lambley, Robin Hood -
- - 20:20 Lowdham, The World's End -
- - 20:50 Hoveringham, The Marquis of Granby -
- - 21:20 Lowdham, Ship Inn -
- - 21:40 Woodborough, Four Bells -
- - 22:05 Calverton, Private Function, Miners' Welfare Club -
- - 22:30 Calverton, The Gleaners -
11 Jan 04
Foresters Morris Men 14:00 Nottingham, Brewhouse Yard Museum, in the caves
[Details to be confirmed. East Midlands Plough Play based on Tollerton & Long Bennington plays]
Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 15:00 Nottingham, Wollaton Hall -
11 Jan 04 Sullivan's Sword 12:00 Rolleston, The Crown
[Our regular 'Plough Sunday' event, with various traditional dance sides appearing and performances of a mummers play. There is a plough-blessing service beforehand in St. Denis Church, Morton, near Southwell, at 10.30am.]
Alistair Bloomfield
0115 9227989
- - 13:30 Morton, Full Moon -
12 Jan 04
Tollerton Plough Boys 20:00 Tollerton, Private Functions
[Performances at private farm and parish rooms from 8:00 p.m. Plough dragged round village]
Mike Nesbitt
0115 937 2350
- - 21:00 Tollerton, Air Hostess [pub] -
09 Oct 04
Muskham Pinkies 10:00 North Muskham, Old Stone Cross
[The Muskham Pinkies are dancing with our straw bears on both days through the streets of Muskham. They are big; they are made of straw; they look nothing like a bear. The pinkies will dance around in fancy dress leading the bears on a chain. Part of the St.Wilfrid's Arts & Crafts Fair. Music on both days. Food and entertainment. Many local artists and crafts people will be display their wares. All in aid of St.Wilfrid's church North Muskham. ]
Dave Haslam
01636 613760
10 Oct 04
Muskham Pinkies 10:00 North Muskham, Old Stone Cross Dave Haslam
01636 613760
10 Nov 04
Peter Millington 19:15 Eastwood, Library
["D.H.Lawrence and the Guysers" - Talk to the D.H.Lawrence Society]
Peter Millington
0115 972327
03 Dec 04
Ripley Morris Men pm Selston
[Ripley Morris Men perfom the Hammersmith Guisers Play around the pubs before Xmas each year]
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08 Jan 05
Muskham Pinkies 12:00 Bathley, The Crown
[Also with the Pinkies this year are two Morris dancing sides, Musicians and various Singers. "Bring your fiddle mother" cos all are welcome to "the session" in The Crown afterwards. The plough play tradition goes back into the mists of time and was traditionally performed on Plough Monday. History tells of a court case of 1597 in North Muskham, Nottinghamshire, in which ten men, appearing in costumes, were ordered to turn back the furrow they had ploughed across the churchyard on "Plow Daie". To make amends for this, and diverse other misdemeanors, all funds raised by "The Muskham Pinkies" go to church funds. ]
David James Haslam
01636 613760
- - 13:00 North Muskham, The Ferry -
- - 14:00 North Muskham, The Crown -
- - 15:00 Bathley, The Crown -
08 Jan 05 Tollerton Plough Boys 19:00 Cotgrave, Rose & Crown Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
- - 20:00 Normanton-on-the-Wolds, The Plough -
09 Jan 05
Sullivan's Sword 12:00 Rolleston, The Crown
[Plough Sunday. Sullivan's Sword and 6 other local dance teams will be dancing between 12:00 and 1:30 at the Crown Inn, Rolleston and the Bramley Arms, Fiskerton (simultaneously!) and from 2:00pm onwards at the Full Moon Inn, Morton. This follows a Plough Blessing service at the church in Morton in the morning.]
Alistair Bloomfield
0115 9227989
- - 12:00 Fiskerton, Bramley Arms -
- - 14:00 Morton, The Full Moon -
10 Jan 05
Sullivan's Sword 20:30 Nottingham, The Plough, St Peter's Street, Radford
[Plough Monday. Sullivan's Sword and the Green Velvet Outlaws will be at The Plough from 8.30 onwards for an informal session of dancing, mumming, music and singing.]
Alistair Bloomfield
0115 9227989
10 Jan 05 Tollerton Plough Boys 21:00 Tollerton, Air Hostess (pub) Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
14 Jan 05
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:45 Calverton, The Admiral Rodney John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 20:20 Blidworth, Bird in Hand -
- - 20:40 Blidworth Bottoms, Fox & Hounds -
- - 21:05 Farnsfield, Red Lion -
- - 21:30 Farnsfield, The Plough -
- - 22:00 Epperstone, Cross Keys -
- - 22:20 Oxton, Bridge Inn -
- - 22:45 Calverton, Private Function -
15 Jan 05
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Lowdham, Railway Inn
[Performance at Workingmen's Club, Calverton on 15th not yet confirmed so please phone nearer the time if daft enough to wish to follow us around. No script purists please . . .]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:50 Lowdham, The World's End -
- - 20:20 Hoveringham, The Marquis of Granby -
- - 20:50 Lowdham, Ship Inn -
- - 21:20 Lambley, The Woodlark -
- - 21:50 Calverton, Working Men's Club (TBC) -
- - 22:30 Calverton, The Gleaners -
21 Mar 05
Sullivan's Sword 20:00 Nottingham, Plough Inn, Radford
[Members of Sullivan's Sword will be performing a Pace-Egging play at the Plough, St. Peters Street, Radford, Nottingham. Followed by music and singing session.]
Alistair Bloomfield
0115 9227989
02 Dec 05
Ripley Morris Men pm Selston and district
[Hammersmith guisers play performed annually at this time of year. Proceeds to Ripley Hospital League of Friends]
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22 Dec 05
Company of Owd Oss 20:30 Swingate, Queen Adelaide Inn -
- - 21:15 Kimberley, Stag Inn -
- - 21:45 Kimberley, Nelson & Railway -
- - 22:30 Watnall, Queens Head -
26 Dec 05
Company of Owd Oss 13:00 Giltbrook, New White Bull Inn -
- - 14:00 Lower Bagthorpe, Dixies Arms -
07 Jan 06
Foresters Morris Men 20:45 Barkestone-le-Vale, The Chequers Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 22:15 Granby, Marquis of Granby -
08 Jan 06
Foresters Morris Men 13:00 Carlton, Nottingham, Old Moot Hall
[Plough Play (based on Tollerton & Long Bennington plays)]
Steve Earwicker
0115 9282566
- - 14:00 Nottingham, Brewhouse Yard Museum -
08 Jan 06 Sullivan's Sword 12:00 Rolleston, The Crown
[Plough Sunday - including plough play]
Alistair Bloomfield
0115 9227989
- - 13:30 Morton, The Full Moon -
09 Jan 06
Sullivan's Sword 20:30 Nottingham, The Plough, St. Peters Street, Radford
[Plough Monday - including plough play]
Alistair Bloomfield
0115 9227989
09 Jan 06 Tollerton Plough Boys - Tollerton Mike Nesbitt
0115 9372350
12 Jan 06
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 20:30 Southwell, Wheatsheaf
[Beware! We have discovered a previously undiscovered character . . . By the way, timings are approximate - especially Thursday.]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 21:00 Southwell, The Crown -
- - 21:30 Southwell, Bramley Apple -
13 Jan 06
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Calverton, The Admiral Rodney
[Beware! We have discovered a previously undiscovered character . . . By the way, timings are approximate.]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:55 Farnsfield, The Plough -
- - 20:25 Farnsfield, Red Lion -
- - 20:50 Farnsfield, White Post Inn -
- - 21:20 Blidworth Bottoms, Fox & Hounds -
- - 22:00 Epperstone, Cross Keys -
- - 22:25 Oxton, Bridge Inn -
- - 22:45 Woodborough, Nag's Head -
14 Jan 06
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:30 Lowdham, Railway Inn
[Possibly subject to change. If genuinely interested, please call.]
John Crawford
0115 9655382
- - 19:50 Lowdham, Magna Carta -
- - 20:20 Lowdham, Ship Inn -
- - 20:50 Lowdham, The World's End -
- - 21:20 Lambley, The Woodlark -
- - 22:00 Calverton, Vicarage
[[Private Party]]
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- - 22:20 Calverton, The Gleaners -
14 Jan 06 Muskham Pinkies 12:00 North Muskham, Crown Inn
[Following their WORLD WIDE TOUR of Laxton’s Castle Hill on May Day – and their unrepeatable Little Tup conceptual performance at The Norwell Sheep-worriers Conference in July… The Pinkies will perform the Muskham Plough Play - with support from the Rattle Jag Morris.]
Dave Haslam
01636 613760
- - 13:00 North Muskham, Ferry Inn -
- - 14:00 Bathley, The Crown -
15 Jan 06
Clayworth Plough Players 13:00 Clayworth, Brewer's Arms
[The Clayworth PloughPlayers will be performing another traditional ritual Plough Play, sometime between 1 and 2 pm, thus keeping up an ancient tradition which had been recorded in our village long ago.]
Nick Pal
01777 817241
01 Dec 06
Ripley Morris Men 19:30 Bagthorpe, Dixies Arms
[Then of round 12 others in , Selston, Underwood and Jacksdale. All in aid of Ripley Hospital.]
Pat Naylor
- - 21:00 Selston, Horse and Jockey -
10 Jan 09
Muskham Pinkies 13:30 Bathley, Crown Dave Haslam
01476 567663
- - 14:30 North Muskham, The Ferry -
- - 15:30 North Muskham, Crown -
16 Jan 10
Muskham Pinkies 12:00 Bathley, Bathley Crown
[Times are for guidance only - get there early to avoid crush.]
Dave Haslam
01476 567663
- - 13:00 North Muskham, The Muskham Ferry -
14 Jan 11
Clayworth Plough Players 19:00 Scaftworth, King William Nick Pal
07956 104420
- - 19:45 Everton, Sun Inn -
- - 20:30 Everton, Blacksmiths Arms -
- - 21:15 Drakeholes, White Swan -
- - 22:00 Gringley on the Hill, Blue Bell -
16 Jan 11
Clayworth Plough Players 12:30 Clayworth, Brewer's Arms Nick Pal
07956 104420
16 Jan 11 Foresters Morris Men 14:00 Nottingham, Brewhouse Yard, Castle Blvd, NG7 1FB -
- - 15:00 Nottingham, Nottingham Castle, 1 Castle Rd, NG1 6AA -
09 Jan 12
Dolphin Morris Men 20:00 West Bridgford, Straford Haven
[Adaptation of Plough Play.]
Clive Cowx
07736 735344
- - 21:00 West Bridgford, Poppy and Pint -
05 Jan 13
Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society 19:00 Calverton, Working Men's Club, Collyer Road, NG14 6JX -
- - 19:45 Calverton, Springwater Restaurant, Moor Lane, NG14 6FZ -
- - 20:15 Lowdham, Springfield Inn, Old Epperstone Road, NG14 7BZ -
- - 20:45 Lowdham, Ship Inn, Main Street, NG14 7BE -
- - 21:15 Lowdham, The World's End, Plough Lane, NG14 7AT -
- - 21:45 Lambley, The Woodlark, Church Street, NG14 4QB -
- - 22:20 Calverton, The Gleaners, Bonner Lane, NG14 6FS -
- - 22:40 Calverton, The Admiral Rodney, Main Street, NG14 6FB -
12 Jan 13
Muskham Pinkies pm North Muskham, The Muskham Ferry, Ferry Lane, NG23 6HB -
- - 12:00 Newark, Town Centre
[12.00-13.00 Newark, followed by North Muskham.]
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13 Jan 13
Sullivan's Sword 13:45 Morton
[Morris and sword dancing performances from various local sides plus the customary performance of the Farnsfield plough play.]
Clare Quigley

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