M.W.Barley Collection (1954a)
E. Bridgford [Plough Boys Itinerary]
Col. 8th Jan.1954, Ref.Ba P 1/20
"At 5.0 pm. Plough Boys assembled at Smithy in village. There they dressed
up, blacked faces from soot of forge. Go across to Straws Shop, then to his
house. He was a big pig breeder. Ham cheese, pork pie, mince pies. After
Straws House, then rest of village.
On other nights they did Carcolston, Newton, Shelford, Kneeton.
Beelzebub dressed in the largest hoop available, then sack & stuffing.
Money given to church in each village. This was about 1910. All this from
Upton Park Keeper, Newark. His father was a waggoner.
Mr. Henry Bateman (aged 91 in 1954) used to train the team.
Lincs. men hired out in E. Bridgford would be in the team.
Remarks on Jan 8 1954."
East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943); Carcolston, Notts. (SK7142); Newton, Notts. (SK6841); Shelford, Notts. (SK6642); Kneeton, Notts. (SK7146); Lincs.
Col. 1954; Perf. about 1910
Plough Boys; Play; Itinerary; Beelzebub; Costumes
Mr. Henry Bateman (Perf.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00459
Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.