Master Mummers - Memories of Old World Village: Sliding Down Bannisters of Life (Part 2) (D.H.Brooksbank (1936))

D.H.Brooksbank (1936)


Source:

Dora H. Brooksbank (Auth.)
*Memories Of Old World Village: Sliding Down Bannisters Of Life (Part 2)
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 29th Aug.1936, pp.1,6

This two-part article concerns Caunton, Notts. The first part gives anecdotes concerning the authoress's move to the village, and mentions some of the village characters. The second part gives details of some village customs and an adventure in the floods. The customs mentioned include; giving an egg, bread and salt to a baby on its first visit to another house, Plough Monday mummers, St. Thomas's Day "a-begging", the Passing bell, and visits to Nottingham's Goose Fair. The mummers had a repertoire of two plays - "Alexander and the King of Egypt" and a mock trial of Sir John Barleycorn.

Index Terms:

Locations: Caunton, Notts. (SK7460); Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739)
Years: Publ. 1936
Subjects: Birth Custom; Plough Monday; Mummers; St. Thomas's Day A-Begging; Begging Custom; Passing Bell; Goose Fair; Plays; "Alexander and the King of Egypt"; "Sir John Barleycorn"
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00019;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.XI, p.25

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.


Last Updated Nov 1987 by Peter Millington.