P.T.Millington Collection (1971c)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: SELSTON Notts SK 4652
Brief note as follows:-
"Recorded from the barman of the 'Shepherds Rest' Bagthorpe in January 1971.
The informant described the visits of Bullguysers to the pub at Christmas in
1970. The boys had blackened faces and wore their coats inside out, and carried
wooden swords. Characters included a First Man, Bullguy, Beelzebub, Doctor and
The informant was not sure where the Bull Guysers came from, but thought they
came from Brinsley. The characters are more in keeping with the Selston
Selston, Notts. (SK4553); Bagthorpe, Notts. (SK4751); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Perf. 1970; Col. 1971
Play; Bullguysers; Bull Guysers; Christmas; First Man; Bullguy; Beelzebub; Doctor; Molly Mop
Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00365
Last Updated Feb 1987 by Peter Millington.