P. H. Ditchfield (Auth.)
Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time: An Account of Local Observances, Festival Customs, and Ancient Ceremonies yet Surviving in Great Britain
London: George Redway, 1896, pp.47-50
*This is an oft quoted book. Pages 47-50 describes Plough Monday
customs from Cambridgeshire, Great Gransden, Hunts., Lincs.
(Plough-Bullocks), Yorks. (Plough-Stotts), Wyverton Hall, Notts., and
London. The Wyverton Hall description comes from Chaworth-Musters
(1890), and mentions the characters Hopper Joe, Sergeant, Beelzebub and
an Old Woman. The book also includes a number of Mummers' plays from
*Cambs.; Great Gransden, Hunts. (TL2756); Lincs.; Yorks.; Wyverton Hall, Notts. (SK7136); London, London (TQ3079)
*Play; Plough Trailing; Plough Lights; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Plough-Stotts; Hopper Joe; Sergeant; Beelzebub; [Old Woman]; Chaworth-Musters (1890)
Peter Hampson Ditchfield (Auth.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00041
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 1986 by Peter Millington.