P. H. Ditchfield (Auth.)Index Terms:
Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time: An Account of Local Observances, Festival Customs, and Ancient Ceremonies yet Surviving in Great Britain
London, George Redway, 1896, pp.47-50
*This is an oft quoted book. Pages 47-50 describes Plough Monday customs from Cambridgeshire, Great Gransden, Hunts., Lincs. (Plough-Bullocks), Yorks. (Plough-Stotts), Wyverton Hall, Notts., and London. The Wyverton Hall description comes from Chaworth-Musters (1890), and mentions the characters Hopper Joe, Sergeant, Beelzebub and an Old Woman. The book also includes a number of Mummers' plays from southern England.
Locations: *Cambs.; Great Gransden, Hunts. (TL2756); Lincs.; Yorks.; Wyverton Hall, Notts. (SK7136); London (TQ3079) Years: *Publ. 1896 Subjects: *Play; Plough Trailing; Plough Lights; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Plough-Stotts; Hopper Joe; Sergeant; Beelzebub; [Old Woman]; Chaworth-Musters (1890) People: Peter Hampson Ditchfield (Auth.) Archives: Ref.: TD00041