Master Mummers - The Plough Play in Tradition in Nottinghamshire (R.W.Morrell (1991))

R.W.Morrell (1991)


Source:

R. W. Morrell (Auth.)
THE PLOUGH PLAY IN TRADITION IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Hidden History, 1991, Vol.3, No.2&3, pp.44-51

This is rambling mystical description of Plough Monday plays and customs, in Nottinghamshire, interpreting them as relics of some pagan fertility ritual. No sources are cited, but the information given appears to come from secondary or tertiary sources, apart from:

p.51 "In January 1942 the Cropwell Bishop plough play was briefly revived by a group of schoolchildren to raise money for the Aid to Russia Fund."

Index Terms:

Locations: Notts.; Cropwell Bishop, Notts. (SK6835)
Years: Publ. 1991; Perf. 1942
Subjects: Plough Monday; Plough Play; Aid to Russia Fund
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00541;
W.E.Doubleday Index, Plough Monday

Last Updated Jan 1994 by Peter Millington.