Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

I.T.Jones Collection (1981, E.Parkin - a)

Mr. Ernest Parkin (Inf.)
Kirklington, Notts & Edingley, Notts: Notes on visit to Mr Ernest Parkin, Edingley 28/1/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Collected 28th Jan.1981, Ref.K3-5

Visit to Mr Parkin, The Willows, Edingley on 28th January 1981. He remembered his father, a farmhand at Edingley Manor, telling him about Plough Bullocking night in Edingley. He thought it would be about 90 years ago. All the boys living in at the farms would go round 'plough bullocking' but he gave no further information. Mr Parkin is now 76. He remembers seeing mummers when he was young at Stoney Hufton and Hualt Hucknall on the Hardwick Estate in Derbyshire. About 8 people went round with a lantern. There was a doctor in it and he thought it was religious. He thought Nebuchadnezzar was in it. In 1915 when he was 10, Mr Parkin's family returned to Edingley. He cannot remember having seen anything happen in the village on Plough Monday.

Index Terms:
Locations: Edingley, Notts. (SK6655); Stoney Houghton, Derbys. (SK4966); Ault Hucknall, Derbys. (SK4665)
Years: Col. 1981; Perf. about 1891; Perf. pre 1915
Subjects: Plough Bullocking; Mummers; Play; Doctor; Nebuchadnezzar
People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00619; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K3-5

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Oct.2004

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