Retford & Gainsborough Times (1886)
CHRISTMAS AT WORKSOP. CHRISTMAS EVE
Retford & Gainsborough Times,
1st Jan.1886, No.818, p.3b
Description of activities in Worksop on the previous
Christmas eve, including the following:
"During the earlier part of the night the mummers went
about with their play of 'St. George', the play being almost
unrecognisable as that which was performed 30 years ago.
Other lads had the 'Old Horse' in hand while more carried
'Th'Owd Tup' about, all acting their several parts in these
plays (or rather relics of plays), with more noise than skill."
Worksop, Notts. (SK5879)
Perf. 1855; Perf. 1885; Publ. 1886
Play; Mummers; "St. George"; Old Horse; Th'Owd Tup; Christmas Eve
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