Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Retford & Gainsborough Times (1879)

[Anon. (Auth.)]
Retford & Gainsborough Times, 26th Dec.1879, No.504, p.5c-d

Article about Christmas customs including the following:

"'Mummering' appears to be going out of fashion too. Where there used to be half a dozen sets of 'actors' flitting from door to door there is now but one set, and that generally of a very inferior sort. This gradual passing away of things old and the introduction of things new is a matter of deep regret to many. Several of these sets of actors might be seen outside and heard inside the public-houses. Visiting private houses does not appear to pay the 'mummers' of today."

Index Terms:
Locations: Worksop, Notts. (SK5879)
Years: Perf. 1879
Subjects: Christmas; Mummering; Mummers
Archives: Ref.: TD00219

Indexed by Dave Crowther. Last updated Apr.2005

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