P.T.Millington Collection (1971j)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: KIKBY-IN-ASHFIELD Notts SK 4956
Col. 4th Mar.1971
Brief note as follows:-
"Recorded on the 4th March 1971 at the 'Crown' Mansfield, from an unnamed member
of the Mansfield Young Teacher Group from Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Up till about 1964, three of four men or boys in at least one street would go
from house to house on New Years Morn after Midnight. They had blackened faces,
and they recited a rhyme (no acting) for which they were rewarded with a florin
each or some other silver coin."
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts. (SK4956)
Perf. until about 1964; Col. 1971
New Year's Morn; Rhyme; House Visiting
Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00359
Last Updated Feb 1987 by Peter Millington.