Master Mummers - Centuries Old Carnival at Tollerton (Nottingham Evening Post (1950))

Nottingham Evening Post (1950)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
CENTURIES OLD CARNIVAL AT TOLLERTON [Plough Monday in Notts.]
*Nottingham Evening Post, 6th Jan.1950

Announcement about the performance of a Plough Monday play revived at Tollerton, Notts., by the recently deceased Mr.A.H.Brown, and being organised for 1950 by his widow. It also mentions house visiting on Plough Bullock Day in Shelford, Notts., "less than a hundred years ago". Youngsters went round during the day, and youths in the evening. Additionally it mentions ploughing up the ground around the doors of non-contributors, and mentions a play and a "plough fool" at Newstead Abbey.

Index Terms:

Locations: Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134); Shelford, Notts. (SK6642); Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453)
Years: Perf. 1950
Subjects: Plays; House Visiting; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Mumming; Plough Bullock Day; Plough Fool
People: Mr. A. H. Brown (Perf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00107;
Notts. County Library, County Folklore Box

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


Last Updated Jan 1992 by Idwal Jones.