Nottingham Evening News (1953a)
Newsman's Notebook: OLD-TIME PLOUGH MONDAY PLAY [Dry Doddington, Lincs.]
*Nottingham Evening News,
12th Jan.1953, No.20915, p.4 d-e
Report of a former ploughboy, recalling in 1953 Plough Monday
in Dry Doddington, Lincs., up to 1894. The play is described but
no dialogue is given. The cast comprised: Tom Fool, the Recruiting
Sergeant, the Ribboner/Farmer's Boy, the Lady, Dame Jane, Beelzebub, the Doctor,
and Hopper Joe. After the play there was singing, dancing and jigging.
The proceeds funded a feast, drinks during rehearsals, with a surplus
of 1s 3d cash for each of the actors.
Dry Doddington, Lincs. (SK8446)
Perf. 1894; Publ. 1953
Play; Plough Monday; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Farmer's Boy; Lady; Dame Jane; Beelzebub; Doctor; Hopper Joe; Dancing
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00105;
T.Bailey Forman Library, "Plough Monday" file
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