Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottingham Guardian (1948b)

[Anon. (Auth.)]
Nottingham Guardian, 9th Jan.1948, No.28576, p.3 c-d

Announcement of the forthcoming performance of a Plough Boys' Play, to be performed at Tollerton, Notts., on Plough Monday and the following Tuesday. The original custom lapsed about 1908, but was revived about 1936 by Mr.A.H.Brown of Hall Farm. It was discontinued when war broke out. There is a photo showing seven characters, with Dame Jane presenting the baby to Tom Fool. The caption indicates that this was the first performance since the Second World War. The characters are; Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Farmer's Boy, Lady Bright and Gay, Dame Jane, Threshing Blade and Doctor. The names of the actors are given.

Index Terms:
Locations: Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134)
Years: Perf. 1948; Ceased about 1908; Rev. about 1936
Subjects: Play; Plough Monday; Mummers; Plough Boys; Photo; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Farmer's Boy; Lady Bright and Gay; Dame Jane; Threshing Blade; Doctor
People: Mr. A. H. Brown (Organiser); George Ayto (Perf.); Ernest Burton (Perf.); Joe Sewards (Perf.); Fred Hutchinson (Perf.); Percy Morris (Perf.); Archie Stubbs (Perf.); Fred Swanborough (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00122; Notts. County Library, County Folklore Box

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Jan.1992

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