Master Mummers - Miscellaneous Notes on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Folk Drama Recorded by Peter T. Millington: Pleasley Notts Sk 5064 (P.T.Millington Collection (1971g))

P.T.Millington Collection (1971g)


Source:

Anon. (Inf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: PLEASLEY Notts SK 5064
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 4th Feb.1971

Brief note as follows:-

"Recorded on the 4th February 1971 from an unknown informant at the White Swan, Pleasley.

The informant remembered plays performed by participants with blackened faces and costumes and involving Saint George, a Doctor and possibly Beelzebub. He was familiar with both the terms Plough Bullocks and Guysers. The latter probably has something to do with the visits of New Houghton Guysers to Pleasley, and the former to visiting Mansfield Plough Bullocks, but it is also probable that Pleasley had a play of its own, but which type cannot yet be said."

Index Terms:

Locations: Pleasley, Notts. (SK5064); New Houghton, Derbys. (SK4965); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361)
Years: Col. 1971
Subjects: Play; Saint George; Doctor; Beelzebub; Plough Bullocks; Guysers
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00363

Last Updated Feb 1987 by Peter Millington.