Mr. W. Kay (Inf.)Index Terms:
Plough Plays [Somercotes, Derbys.]
M.W.Barley Collection, *Com. 20th Apr.1953 & 23rd Apr.1953
Brief note and follow-up postcard about a Plough Monday play at Somercotes, Derbys. The note reads;
"Mr.W.Kay, Ford Farm, Higham, Derbyshire was brought up at Somercotes, s.e. of Alfreton, and remembered performance of Plough Monday Play there.", to which is added the comment "Includes Beelzebub but is almost certainly Mummer."
The postcard reads;
"Mr. Kay is certain Somercotes play held on Plough Monday. He recalls that farmers attended church on previous day, then on the Monday held a Supper at which their 'Sketches' were performed. I have asked him to write down as much of dialogue as he can remember, a list of characters and an outline of the action."
Locations: Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253) Years: Com. 1953 Subjects: Plough Monday; Beelzebub; Play; Church Service; Supper People: A. H. Thornton (Col.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.) Archives: Ref.: TD00478