M.W.Barley Collection (1953, W.Kay)
Mr. W. Kay (Inf.)
Plough Plays [Somercotes, Derbys.]
Com. 20th Apr.1953 & 23rd Apr.1953
Brief note and follow-up postcard about a Plough Monday play at Somercotes,
Derbys. The note reads;
"Mr.W.Kay, Ford Farm, Higham, Derbyshire was brought up at Somercotes, s.e. of
Alfreton, and remembered performance of Plough Monday Play there.", to which is
added the comment "Includes Beelzebub but is almost certainly Mummer."
The postcard reads;
"Mr. Kay is certain Somercotes play held on Plough Monday. He recalls that
farmers attended church on previous day, then on the Monday held a Supper at
which their 'Sketches' were performed. I have asked him to write down as much
of dialogue as he can remember, a list of characters and an outline of the
Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253)
Plough Monday; Beelzebub; Play; Church Service; Supper
A. H. Thornton (Col.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00478
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Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.