Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

T.Ratcliffe (1914b)

Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)
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.

Index Terms:
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

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Sep.1987

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