Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1916)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : Christmas Notes
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express,
Article describing various Christmas customs, concluding with the following:
"Our own district had the full share of mumming and other seasonable customs,
many of which have been described in this column in past years. People
yet living can remember wassailing, but their number is, it is to be feared
growing fewer each year. A chatty account of Yuletide customs is to be
found in Ditchfield's 'Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time,'to
which readers interested in the subject may refer with advantage. There
has, during recent years, been some local attempt to revive May customs.
It would be surprising and it would be agreeable, if after the war some
of the better of the old customs of Christmas were revived in our midst,
but mumming would scarcely be one of them."
Mumming; Christmas; Ditchfield,P.H. (1896); May Customs; Wassailing
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00192;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.6, pp.60
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Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.