Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1971, H.Clark - b)

Harry Clark (Inf.)
*Mumming custom from Selston, Notts.
P.T.Millington Collection, *Col. 28th May 1971

*Mr.Clark described a custom called Mumming from Selston, Notts., that he had been told about by his mother. Youths with blackened faces and with stout poles about five feet long at night or at dusk would go from house to house and pound on the ground with their sticks and mumble (i.e. "Mumumum...") until silver was given.

Index Terms:
Locations: Selston, Notts. (SK4553)
Years: Col. 1971
Subjects: House Visiting; Mumming
Archives: Ref.: TD00778

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Mar.2005

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