Nottinghamshire Guardian (1911)
PLOUGH MONDAY IN SHERWOOD FOREST
An extract from W.Irving's (1835) 'Sketch Book' giving an account of Plough
Monday at Newstead Abbey, Notts. The activities included; a play with St.
George and the Dragon, and morrice dancers, with Robin Hood, Maid Marion,
Beelzebub and Bessy. The trailing of a 'Fool Plough' is also mentioned, as the
origin of Plough Monday customs.
Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453)
Publ. 1935; Publ. 1911
Play; Dance; Plough Trailing; Plough Monday; Morrice Dancers; Irving,W. (1835); St. George; Dragon; Robin Hood; Maid Marion; Beelzebub; Bessy; Fool Plough
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00153;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, pp.17-18;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Sep 1987 by Idwal Jones.