Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

D.Diemer (1979)

Diana Diemer (Auth.)
Nottinghamshire Countryside: The Plough Monday celebrations at Cropwell
Nottingham Topic, Jan.1979, p.86_b-c

A description of a Plough Bullocks play from Cropwell, Notts., taken from Mrs. Chaworth-Musters (1890). The trailing of a plough and malicious ploughing are mentioned, and the lines of the final song are quoted. The characters are listed as; Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Ribboner/Recruit, Threshing Blade, Hopper Joe, the Ploughman, Doctor, Young Lady, Dame Jane and Beelzebub.

Index Terms:
Locations: *Cropwell, Notts. (SK6-3-)
Years: *Publ. 1979
Subjects: *Play; Plough Trailing; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Chaworth-Musters (1890); Song; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Recruit; Threshing Blade; Hopper Joe; Ploughman; Doctor; Young Lady; Dame Jane; Beelzebub
Archives: Ref.: TD00040; Notts. County Library, County Folklore Box

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