Ordish Papers : Cheshire



CHESHIRE

1.

Christmas Day Mumming - Banned by Mayor of Chester 1556. Half sheet handwritten copy of the order taken from Cheshire Sheaf, Vol.1, 1879, p.353.

2.

The Souler's Play - Halton 1886 - Text of play handwritten on 6 foolscap sheets in folder taken from Glossary of Words used in Chester by Robert Holland E.D.S.

3.

Mummers Play - St. George & the Slasher - text of play on 7 half sheets handwritten from Knutsford by Henry Green A.M. 1859, pp.79 & 80.

4.

Tarvin Play Text

5.

Christmas-Mumming - Memories copied by hand on 3 half sheets taken from Folk Lore, Old Customs & Tales 1898, pp.67 & 68 by Fletcher Moss.

6.

Soulers - Notes taken from Hollands Cheshire Glossary on one handwritten foolscap sheet.

7.

Oak Apple Day (Relic of Mumming Play) - Incomplete note handwritten on half sheet.

8.

Mumming in Cheshire - Article cut from Manchester Guardian 26th December 1902 and readers letters resulting from it - 4 from Guardian and one from Manchester City News December 1902. 4 sheets (Reference made to Staffs, Buxton and Yorks. Mentions Souling Day and Pace Egg).

9.

Mummers Play - Sandbach - Notes from Ormerods History of the County Palatine & City of Chester, Vol.1 Page LXXIX 1882 5 half sheets handwritten part of a 12 page letter.

10.

Whitsun Plays - Chester - 26 handwritten sheets copied from Magna Britannia Cheshire County, The Leysom Hart MSS 2124, pp.590-593 & 584.

11.

Whitsun Plays - Chester - Notes of sources of information 7 handwritten sheets.

  • Ormerods History of Cheshire 1882
  • Chester in the Plantaganet & Tudor Reigns by Canon R. Morris 1894
  • The Mediaeval Stage, Vol.II by E.K. Chambers
  • The Chester Mystery Plays by Dr. Bridge
  • Memorials of old Cheshire by Barber & Ditchfield 1910
  • Bakers Charter 1462
  • Sadlers Charter 1471
12.

Whit-Monday - Morris Dancers - Extract from Cheshire Sheaf, Vol.1, page 232, 1879, handwritten 2 sheets.

13.

The Assumption - a play - Handwritten notes on 3 sheets.

14.

Whitsuntide (Miracle Plays) - Copy of an article in Church Times 25th May 1900. Peter Sowbard in "Varia" on small handwritten sheet. (Reference made to London and Dunstable).

15.

Whitsuntide (Miracle Plays) - Copy of an article from MacKinlays' "Ancient Church Dedications in Scotland" - 1910, p.67 55 (Corpus Christi) handwritten on small sheet.

16.

Legend of Rood - St. John's Church, Chester - copy handwritten on 2 sheets from Magna Britannia Cheshire County The Lysom, p.623.


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