Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

T.Ratcliffe (1917)

Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 187: Plough Monday [South Derbys.]
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, *27th Jan.1917

Description of Plough Monday or Plough Day plough trailing in the author's home village in South Derbys., 60 years previously. The plough was trailed by about thirty Plow Boys in costume, who threatened to plough up door stones and slabs if they received nothing. The collector was dressed to represent "Betty".

Index Terms:
Locations: South Derbys.
Years: Publ. 1917; Perf. about 1857
Subjects: Plough Trailing; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plow Boys; Plow Day; Betty
People: Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00210; Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Mar.1990

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