J.Whitelaw & P.Barber (1980)
'Squire' John Whitelaw (Auth.); 'Bagman' Phil Barber (Auth.)
Who are the owd 'oss mummers?
Profile of the Nottingham revival folk play side the Owd Oss Mummers. It
including 3 photos of them performing a Gloucestershire play with the
characters Tom Pinney, Doctor, Maid Marion, Tanner, Little John and Robin
Hood. A further photo shows them in the costumes of a St. George play. The
article mentions plays being performed at Christmas and Plough Monday in the
East Midlands, and also mentions the Owd 'Oss play from Mansfield after which
they were named. The article recounts the revival of a play in Cropwell Bishop
and Cropwell Butler in 1975. It also gives one or two anecdotes of
Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739); Glos.; East Midlands; Cropwell Bishop, Notts. (SK6835); Cropwell Butler, Notts. (SK6837); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361)
Publ. 1980; Rev. 1975
Owd Oss Mummers; Play; Photos; Tom Pinney; Doctor; Maid Marion; Tanner; Little John; Robin Hood; St. George; Christmas; Plough Monday; Owd 'Oss; Anecdotes
Dave Crowther (Perf.); Bob Barron (Perf.); Malcolm Lewis (Perf.); Idwal Jones (Perf.); Phil Barber (Perf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00316;
Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.9
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