Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Derbyshire Christmas Mummers
"Christmas is here, and with it may come the 'guisers and mummers' if they
still survive. In Derbyshire they were looked forward to at Christmas when I
was a lad, and I have pleasant memories of the 'Owd Hoss' and 'Darby Tup' with
its butting horns. St. George and Slasher used to delight me in those days, and
the doctor whose seasonable advice was 'Take a sup down thy throttle.' An old
Derbyshire Christmas was nothing without the guisers and mummers.
Play; Guisers; Mummers; Christmas; "Owd Hoss"; "Darby Tup"; St. George; Slasher; Doctor
Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00212;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1918-1922, p.110
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Last Updated Mar 1990 by Idwal Jones.