George Richardson (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Plough Monday [Play from Lincs.]
17th Jan.1925, p.2 illus.
Details of Plough Monday from W.Hone (1837), including the woodcut and the
quotation about Plough Lights from Blomefield (1775). The first part of the full
text (136 lines) of a Plough Boys or Morris Dancers play is given from
Lincs. This is concluded in G.Richardson (1925b). The characters are; Tom
Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Ribboner/Recruit, Lady, Threshing Blade, Hopper Joe,
Old Dame Jane, Farmer's Man, Beelzebub and Doctor. The ploughing up of lawns in
Plough Lights; Plough Trailing; Play; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plough Boys; Morris Dancers; Christmas; Hone,W. (1837); Blomefield,F. (1775); Full Text; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Recruit; Lady; Threshing Blade; Hopper Joe; Old Dame Jane; Farmer's Man; Beelzebub; Doctor
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00232;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, pp.136-137;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1922-1926, p.125;;
A.S.Buxton Collection, Buff notebook, pp.108-110
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
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