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Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1963, B.D.Crowden)

Mrs. B. D. Crowden (Col.)
"Memories of Newark" [Plough Monday at Caunton]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, Notts. Archives Office, Com. 28th Apr.1963, Ref.DD_121/3/13

One of 16 essays entered for a competition. It is a historical description of bygone Newark, but not really from personal memory. It includes the following passage;

"I do remember Plough Boys calling at my home to 'act their little piece' as they put it. I saved the Plough Monday Play at Caunton and gave it to Mr. Maurice Barley MA, of Nottingham University."

[A manuscript text of a Caunton play dated 1954 is in the M.W.Barley Collection. There was clearly an intermediate collector, who is not identified.]

Index Terms:
Locations: Caunton, Notts. (SK7460); Newark, Notts. (SK7953)
Years: Com.1963
Subjects: Essay; Plough Boys; Plough Monday Play; Play; Barley,M.W. Collection
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.); Newark Advertiser (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00384

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.1987

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