Folk Play Links - Lincolnshire, England

Compiled by C. Little



Groups listed may be folk club, morris dance or amateur drama groups, as well as traditional performers. Publications listed may be cited, extracted or summarised publications, as well as full text.


Groups

001 * Allington Morris [programme]
002 * Coleby Plough Jag (/ Scunthorpe Folk Song Club) [photos; audio; video; programme]
003 * Grimsby Morris Men [photos; programme]

Libraries & Archives

004 * Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1936-1945 [by British Museum, pt.I: Descriptions, 1970, pp.14-15; pt.II: Index, 1970, pp.489, 581, 627, 789, 805, 868 - '... 1936 : Add. Ms. 44870' - Revesby Abbey, Revesby text]
005 * Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1888-1893 [1894, pp.18, 587, 719 - ' 1888 : Add. Ms. 33418' - Bassingham Men's + Children's, Broughton A + B + C, Swinderby & [unlocated] texts]
006 * Domesday Reloaded [at Rippingale, in the past]
007 * Last of the old style antiquaries [Ethel Rudkin Collection, North Lincolnshire Museum] [citation of Eileen Elder, in Lincolnshire Past & Present, No.41, Autumn 2000, pp.3-4 - 'Plough plays, mummers plays, traditional games, folk-dance and drama']
008 * Lincolnshire Archives : Foster Library : Plough Plays Bibliography
009 * Lincolnshire Film Archive [Video of Sleaford Little Theatre, circa 1975]
010 * Lincolnshire Folk Archive [Ref. LFA] [The Pilgrim College Archive]
011 * North Lincolnshire Council [image archive] [Photos of Plough Jags at Burton upon Stather, West Halton?, West Halton (1898), Burringham (1932), Carlton[-le-Moorland] (1934), Scopwick, Scotter x3, Burringham (1953), Barrow-on-Humber (1951) x2 & Burringham (pre 1914) x2]
012 * North Lincolnshire Museum [costumes, [Willoughton] plough jag and [Burringham (1953)] hobby horse, held]
013 * Notes and Queries [citation of Catherine Wilson, in Lincolnshire Past & Present, No.79, Spring 2010, p.11 - Carlton-le-Moorland photo and text, 1934 - genealogical query from Eddie Cass about F. Kennewell - informant for James Madison Carpenter Collection]
014 * Records in Other Custody : Revesby Abbey [in Archivist's Report, No.18, Apr. 1966 - Mar. 1967, p.76 - "a plough play (? Revesby) copied by S.S. Banks, 1779"]
015 * The Pilgrim College Archive [citation of Patrick O' Shaughnessy, in Lincolnshire Past & Present, No.17, Autumn 1994, pp.12-13 - "The archive contained an extensive collection of Lincolnshire plough plays,"]
016 * Whitton, North Lincolnshire - notes on the history of a village, by Thomas M. Smith [internet only] [extract from Thomas Harris' diary (7th Jan. 1858) - Whitton plough jacks (non-play ?) seen at Alkborough; extract from School logbook (7th Jan. 1902) - "School obliged to close for the day as only seven children turned up, it being "Plough Jack Day"; some old custom which is still kept up "]

Publications

017 * A Glossary of Words used in South-West Lincolnshire (Wapentake of Graffoe) [by Rev R.E.G. Cole [Rector of Doddington], 1886, p.112 - entry for 'Plough-Jacks']
018 * A History of a Village : Winteringham 1761-1871 [2nd edition] [index of Winteringham Local History Group, 1999 - extract from [Thomas Harris'] diary (11th Jan. 1858) - on 9th at Alkborough; (12th Jan. 1858) - Plough Jacks at Normanby Hall, Normanby]
019 * An accumulation of Hobby Horses [Re:] [by E.C. Cawte, in Musical Traditions - Comments that it's probably not a Plough Play gang.]
020 * An accumulation of Hobby Horses. Who? Where? When? Any ideas? [by Tom Chambers, in Musical Traditions - Comments that photo could be of a Plough Play "double gang".]
021 * Christmastide [by W.Henry Jones [Vicar of Mumby], in Lincolnshire Notes & Queries, Vol.II Pt.1, Jan. 1890, p.21 - Mumby morris dancers fragment]
022 * De la Survivance du Drame chez le bas peuple en Angleterre [by Mrs H.G.M. Murray-Aynsley, in Revue des Traditions Populaires, Vol.IV No.11, Nov. 1889, pp.599-612 - ([Cropwell], Nottinghamshire Plough Monday text;) [unlocated], Lincolnshire Plough Monday text]
023 * Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning Lincolnshire [County Folk-Lore, Vol.V : Printed Extracts, No. VIII] [coll. by Mrs Gutch & Mabel Peacock [daughter of Edward Peacock], 1908, pp.219-225 - extract from Christmastide, by W.Henry Jones, in Lincolnshire Notes & Queries, Vol.II Pt.1, Jan. 1890, p.21; Ye Byrde of Gryme; an Apologue, by Rev G. Oliver [was Vicar of Clee], 1866, pp.177-179 - 'The Plough Ship'; Morris Dance at Revesby, by T.Fairman Ordish, in Folk-Lore Journal, Vol.VII No.5, ??? 1889, pp.331-356; History of the Holy Trinity Guild, at Sleaford,, by Rev G. Oliver, 1837, p.117; History of the Holy Trinity Guild, at Sleaford,, by Rev G. Oliver, 1837, pp.83fn-84fn; The Vikings: Traces of Their Folklore in Marshland, by Rev R.M. Heanley, in Saga-Book of the Viking Club, Vol.III Pt.I, [Jan. 1902], p.40; A Topographical Account of the Isle of Axholme,, by W. Peck, 1815, Vol.I p.278; A Glossary of Words used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire [1st edition], by Edward Peacock, 1877, p.173]
024 * From Theater to Ritual: A Study of the Revesby Mummers' Play [Book for sale: by Esha Niyogi De, in Oral Tradition in the Middle Ages, ed. by W.F.H. Nicolaisen, 1995]
025 * FTX-105 - In Comes I, Tom Fool : Lincolnshire Plough Plays [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1975 - Audio of Barrow-on-Humber revival by Jack Martin, 1954 and at Helpringham]
026 * History of the Holy Trinity Guild, at Sleaford, [by Rev G. Oliver [Vicar of Scopwick], 1837, pp.117, 83fn-84fn - fragment]
027 * How village enjoyed Xmas fertility rites [in Lincolnshire Echo, 7th Dec. 1967 - at Branston and revival by B[rian] Dawson and P[eter] Arrowsmith - informed by Jack Redford (The Lady), as was Joe Redford [his father ?]; at Brattleby - citation of ?]
028 * J.M. Carpenter, Ethel Rudkin and the Plough Plays of Lincolnshire [citation of Eddie Cass, in Folk Life, Vol.41, 2003]
029 * James Madison Carpenter and the Mummers' Play [citation of Steve Roud & Paul Smith, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.7 No.4, 1998, pp.498-513 - (Garsington (2), Ampleforth (2) &) Elsham texts from James Madison Carpenter Collection]
030 * Land and People in Medieval Lincolnshire [by Graham Platts, 1985, p.278]
031 * Letters to the Editor : Plough Jags [by A. Frost, in Lincolnshire Life, Vol.7 No.6, Aug. 1967, p.22 - West Halton seen at Winteringham, at Burringham, at Alkborough, at Burton upon Stather Big + Little]
032 * Morris Dance at Revesby [by T.Fairman Ordish, in Folk-Lore Journal, Vol.VII No.5, ??? 1889, pp.331-356 - text [which G.L. Gomme possesses - now British Library Add. Ms. 44870]]
033 * Observations on Popular Antiquities: [with additions] [by John Brand, rev. by Henry Ellis, 1813, Vol.I pp.400-403 - 'Sword Dance' - fnG - ([Thomas] Park notes Morris-Dancers at Lincoln;) extract from Revesby Abbey, Revesby text [which he possesses - now British Library Add. Ms. 44870]; (paraphrasing Mode of celebrating Christmas in Yorkshire, by R. S. [Robert Surtees], in Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle, Vol.LXXXI Pt.1:May (New Ser. Vol.4), Jan.-Jun. 1811, pp.423-424)]
034 * Origins of Plough Monday [in Lincolnshire Echo, 21st Jan. 1931 - at Washingborough, half a century ago; at Branston - informed of both by Mr Walker]
035 * Plough Jags [by E.Bentley Wood, in Lincolnshire Notes & Queries, Vol.II Pt.3, Jul. 1890, pp.88-89 - [unlocated] text]
036 * Plough Monday Customs in Lincolnshire : : Branston Villager's Memories [in Lincolnshire Echo, 12th Jan. 1931 - at Branston - informed by F. Poucher; photo, 1901; [extract from Plough Jags, by E.Bentley Wood, in Lincolnshire Notes & Queries, Vol.II Pt.3, Jul. 1890, pp.88-89]]
037 * Plough Monday Mummeries [by [Rev] J.T. F. [Fowler][born at Winterton], in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.VII No.181, 15th Jun. 1901, p.477 - ohs is the Lincolnshire form of who's - see below]
038 * Plough Monday Mummeries [by [Rev] John Pickford, in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.VII No.181, 15th Jun. 1901, p.477 - citation of The Book of Days, ed. by R. Chambers, Vol.I, 18??, pp.84-86; (Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy, 1878)]
039 * Plough Monday Mummeries [I] [by Mabel Peacock, in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.VII No.174, 27th Apr. 1901, pp.322-324 - Hibaldstow "plough-jags" text - informed by [Elizabeth] Fowler; Winterton fragment - informed by Mina Fowler; western slope of the Wolds text - informed by [Elizabeth] Fowler]
040 * Plough Monday Mummeries [II] [by Mabel Peacock [daughter of Edward Peacock], in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.VII No.176, 11th May 1901, pp.363-365 - Kirton in Lindsey text; at Walton-le-Dale [! Walcott Dales ?] near Tattershall; (extract from Queen, 1st Jan. 1898, p.15bc - on Isle of Man)]
041 * Plough Monday Play from Branston near Lincoln [by L.B. & M.W. Barley, in Lincolnshire Historian, Vol.2 No.4, 1957, pp.36-43 - "Morris Dancers" text from Maurice Willmore Barley Collection; photo, circa 1900 - informed of both by Fred Jacklin (The Doctor)[ - footnotes not scanned]]
042 * Plough-Jags [by [Rev] J.T. F. [Fowler][born at Winterton], in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.VI No.101, Feb. 1920, p.35 - at Burton upon Stather; citation of New English Dictionary - entry for 'Plough-Jags'; citation of "Between Trent and Ancholme" : In and Around an Old-fashioned Garden [The Chains, Winterton], by [Anon][Elizabeth Fowler][his sister], 1908, p.316 - "Pleugh-jags" at Bottesford, 1882 [- friend of M.G.W. P.]]
043 * Plough-Jags [by M.G.W. P. [Mabel G.W. Peacock], in Lincolnshire Notes & Queries, Vol.I Pt.2, Apr. 1888, p.51 - can any reader furnish a text?]
044 * Poachings : Victorian Roxby [by David N. Robinson, in Lincolnshire Life, Vol.7 No.6, Aug. 1967, p.30 - Review of "Victorian Village : Roxby", by Ian Beckwith [Roxby Branch of the Workers' Educational Association], 1967, p.[22] - Plough Jags begin at Winterton and end at Normanby Hall, Normanby]
045 * Random Recollections of the Midland Circuit : Second Series [by Robert Walton, 1873, pp.94-96 - (throwing the hood at Haxey, saw as a boy ?; appears to be connection with Baggeas or Baggens which appears to be synonymous with Plough Bullocks or plough lads;) Morris dancers used to perform a sort of play, until of late - Subscription required for Gale: The Making of Modern Law : Legal Treatises 1800-1926]
046 * S. John Baptist College [by William Holden Hutton [son of Rector of Gate Burton], 1898, pp.73-74 - at [Gate Burton ?] mid-Lincolnshire (& [Burford ?] Oxfordshire)]
047 * The Boys Spring Book [by Thomas Miller, 1847, pp.45-46 - masking (non-play ?) as Robin Hood at [Gainsborough], many long years ago]
048 * The hobby horse in Lincolnshire [Journal for sale: by Rob Guest, in Lincolnshire Poacher, Vol.14 No.3, Autumn 2013, pp.13-14 - Photo of Plough Jags at West Halton? from North Lincolnshire Council [image archive]; Photo of Coleby Plough Jag, 2005]
049 * The Kirmington Plough-Jags Play [citation of Ruairidh Greig, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.3 No.3, 1977, pp.233-241]
050 * The Life of Sir Joseph Banks [by Edward Smith, 1911, p.306 - at Revesby Abbey, Revesby]
051 * The Open Road [by H.D. Martineau, in Lincolnshire Life, Vol.6 No.11, Jan. 1967, p.30 - at Lusby, 1930s]
052 * The Straw Bear of the Plough-Witchers [by Cuthbert Bede [Rev Edward Bradley][Vicar of Lenton-with-Hanby], in Notes and Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.I No.5, 30th Jan. 1886, p.86 - at [Lenton]; (extract from Ramsey, in Peterborough Advertiser, 16th Jan. 1886)]
053 * The Vikings: Traces of Their Folklore in Marshland [by Rev R.M. Heanley [born at Croft], in Saga-Book of the Viking Club, Vol.III Pt.I, [Jan. 1902], p.40 - "guisers" or sword dancers at Wainfleet, ten years ago; ("Plough bullocks", 1857)]
054 * The Vikings: Traces of Their Folklore in Marshland [citation of Rev R.M. Heanley [born at Croft], in Saga-Book of the Viking Club, Vol.III Pt.I, [Jan. 1902], p.40 - "guisers" or sword dancers at Wainfleet, ten years ago; ("Plough bullocks", 1857)]
055 * The Village Tailor [by W.E.R. Hallgarth, in Lincolnshire Life, Vol.6 No.8, Oct. 1966, p.44 - at Burringham - informed by Rowson Hall]
056 * The Wooing Play in Leicestershire [by E.C. Cawte, in Leicestershire Historian, Vol.2 No.2, Winter 1971 - Spring 1972, pp.5-10, inside cover - (at Ab Kettleby;) at Skillington; (at Branston; Stonesby fragment; extract from Sproxton text; Croxton Kerrial fragment; Knipton fragment)]
057 * There and Back (A Walk with my Grandfather) [by W.H. Wood, in Lincolnshire Poacher, 1996 - plough-jags at Burton upon Stather]
058 * Three Mumming Plays [by Alan Brody, in English Literary Renaissance, Vol.3 No.1, Winter 1973, pp.105-130 - Branston, Lincolnshire text from Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection; ([unlocated], Kent fragment/text from Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection;) Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, 1951, text from Maurice Willmore Barley Collection]

[General]

059 * Metheringham Area Community Leisure Association (MACLA) [Mention of Metheringham Amateur Dramatics performing a Mummers play 'St George and the Dragon'.]
060 * Six Churches Festival 1st-3rd May 1999 [Photo of Bassingham Plough Jag performance]
061 * Winteringham History & Genealogy [Burkill's diary (8th Jan. 1906) - "Plough Jags came."]

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