Mr. Charles Dowty (Inf.)Index Terms:
Oxton, Notts: Notes on phone call from Charles Dowty 17/3/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Collected 17th Mar.1981, Ref.K4-11
Notes on phone call from Mr Charles Dowty. His father took over the blacksmith's shop in Oxton in 1910 from Tom Shipside. His father played the dame in the Plough Monday play in Cropwell Butler in the 1890's and he remembers him saying the lines 'In comes I Dame Jane with my neck as long as a crane'. He knows nothing about Plough Monday in Oxton. He suggests contacting his old school friend Rev John Spencer, who revived the play in Dunham-on-Trent when he was vicar there but who now lives in Sutton-on-Trent.
Locations: Oxton, Notts. (SK6351); Cropwell Butler, Notts. (SK6837); Dunham-on-Trent, Notts. (SK8174) Years: Col. 1981; Perf. 1890's Subjects: Plough Monday; Play; Text Fragment; Dame Jane People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Rev. John Spencer (Inf.); Tom Shipside (Blacksmith) Archives: Ref.: TD00642; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K4-11