Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Guardian (1935b)

[Anon. (Auth.)]
*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Plough Monday In Old Notts
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *19th Jan.1935

A description of Plough Monday or Plough Bullock Day, taken from J.P.Briscoe (1876). It repeats the descriptions of Shelford Plough Bullocking, and the quotation of W.Irving's (1835) description of Plough Monday at Newstead Abbey, Notts. This mentions the recitation of the old ballad St. George and the Dragon, and a set of Morris-dancers, which included the characters; Robin Hood, Marian, Beelzebub and Bessy. The trailing of the "Fool Plough" is also mentioned in general terms.

Index Terms:
Locations: Shelford, Notts. (SK6642); Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453)
Years: *Publ. 1935
Subjects: Plough Trailing; Play; Plough Monday; Plough Bullock Day; Fool Plough; Morris-Dancers; Plough Bullocking; St. George and the Dragon; Robin Hood; Marian; Beelzebub; Bessy; Briscoe,J.P. (1876); Irving,W. (1835)
Archives: Ref.: TD00160; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1933-35, p.129

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Sep.1990

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