Master Mummers - Centuries-old Custom That is Fading from Memory (Nottingham Traditional Music Club (1972))

Nottingham Traditional Music Club (1972)


Source:

Nottingham Traditional Music Club (Research Group) (Auth.)
Centuries-old custom that is fading from memory [Plough Monday]
Mansfield & North Nottinghamshire Chronicle Advertiser, 20th Jan.1972, No.5249 (New Series 1033), p.7 h-i

This article gives a potted history of the activities of Plough Bullocks on Plough Monday or Plough Bullock Night around Mansfield, Notts., and asks for information.

Plough blessing is mentioned (at Newark, East Drayton and Gotham, Notts.), as is malicious ploughing. Fragments of play text are given, characters being: [an Introducer], Saint George, Slasher/Soldier, Doctor, Beelzebub, Mickey Bent, Rake, Molly Mop, Tommy Tup, and Polly Flinders.

The author on behalf of the club was P.T.Millington - There was no response.

Index Terms:

Locations: Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361); Newark, Notts. (SK7953); Gotham, Notts. (SK5330); East Drayton, Notts. (SK7775)
Years: Publ. 1972
Subjects: Plays; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Plough Bullock Night; Plough Blessing; Malicious Ploughing; Text Fragments; Introducer; Saint George; Slasher; Soldier; Doctor; Beelzebub; Mickey Bent; Rake; Molly Mop; Tommy Tup; Polly Flinders
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00077

Last Updated Sep 1987 by Peter Millington.