Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1960, S.Fisher)
Mrs. Sylvia Fisher (Auth.)
Memories of a Villager [Plough Monday at East Bridgford, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection,
Written 12th Mar.1960, Ref.DD/121/1/13, 6pp.
Entry to an essay competition on old village life at East Bridgford,
Notts. It Includes the following (pp.5-6);
"Plough Monday would see the ploughmen and waggoners going their rounds with a
Mumming play. One of my earliest memories is of their visit, but I was much too
scared by their masks to do more than peep from behind my mother's skirts. I
vaguely recollect St. George and Doctor who announced that he could cure.
'The itch, the pitch, the palsy and gout,
Pains within and pains without.'"
East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943)
Essay; Plough Monday; Mumming Play; St. George; Doctor; Text Fragment; Play
Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00411
Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.