"Old Timer" (1925)
"Old Timer" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Notts. and Derbyshire "Guisers."
Description of Plough Monday plough trailing, similar to W.Hone (1837), and
highlighting the characters Bessy and Fool. The play text published by
G.Richardson (1925) is mentioned. Concerning Nottingham it states;
"... in some streets of Nottingham in the early '80's men with blackened faces
calling themselves 'Plough Bullocks' went from yard to yard threatening to
plough up doorsteps, although they had no plough, and demanding money for ale."
Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739); Derbys.
Perf. early 1880s; Publ. 1925
Plough Trailing; Play; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Guisers; House Visiting; Bessy; Fool; Richardson,G. (1925)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00196;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, p.131;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1922-1926, p.128
Last Updated Mar 1990 by Idwal Jones.