Master Mummers - Plough Monday in Sherwood Forest (Nottinghamshire Guardian (1911))

Nottinghamshire Guardian (1911)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY IN SHERWOOD FOREST
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 14th Jan.1911

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.

Index Terms:

Locations: Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453)
Years: Publ. 1935; Publ. 1911
Subjects: Play; Dance; Plough Trailing; Plough Monday; Morrice Dancers; Irving,W. (1835); St. George; Dragon; Robin Hood; Maid Marion; Beelzebub; Bessy; Fool Plough
Archives: 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.