[Anon. (Auth.)]Index Terms:
*Revival of Blidworth Plough Play
*Mansfield Chronicle & Advertiser, *17th Jan. 1980
Photo of a "plough bullocking" play from Blidworth, Notts., revived by members of Main Street Methodist Church in 1980. A brief history of the custom covers plough lights and malicious ploughing, the performers were called "plough bullocks" or "plough stots". The characters of the play included; Tom Fool, Dame Jane, Beelzebub and Recruiting Sergeant. It had last been performed just before the outbreak of World War II.
Locations: Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855) Years: Rev. 1980; Ceased before 1939 Subjects: Plough Play; Revival; Photo; Plough Bullocking; Play; Methodists; Plough Lights; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Bullocks; Plough Stots; Tom Fool; Dame Jane; Beelzebub; Recruiting Sergeant People: George Butler (Perf.); George Marples (Perf.); Harry Clark (Perf.); Frank Sharpe (Perf.); Bill Richards (Perf.); Jack Young (Perf.); Stanley Lawson (Perf.); Fred Butler (Perf.); J. N. Smith (Perf.) Archives: Ref.: TD00308; Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.9