Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)Index Terms:
Old-time Country Dances
Nottinghamshire Guardian, *21st Feb.1914
This article remarks on the distinction between sword dancing and morris dancing about the Maypole. Interestingly, the sword dancing recalled is of the Scottish cross-bladed type. He also gives details of the punishments made by plough boys or "plough bullockers" against "passive resisters". These seem to be personal recollections. He mentions Tom Miller.
Locations: [Not Indexed.] Years: *Publ. 1914 Subjects: Dances; Maypole; Sword Dance; Morris Dance; Malicious Ploughing; Morris Dancing; Mummers; May-pole; Plough Boys; Plough Bullockers; Miller,T. (No Date) People: Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.) Archives: Ref.: TD00208; W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.VI, p.12; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918