Master Mummers - Radio Nottingham Phone-in: George (I.T.Jones Collection (1982, George))

I.T.Jones Collection (1982, George)


Source:

[Mr. George Surname Unknown] (Inf.)
Radio Nottingham Phone-In: George
I.T.Jones Collection, Com. 8th Jan.1982, Ref.L1-4

George from Nuthall rang the phone-in. Some 50 years previously they used to do a play around Christmas time in the Brinsley and Underwood area. They called themselves guisers. The play included St. George of England and Slasher who used to fight. There was a song very similar to Good Master and Good Mistress sung earlier by IJ. He used to play Beelzebub when he was 5 or 6 years of age. Adults taught them the play but only children took part.They used to earn over one pound each in 2 or 3 evenings which used to pay for all their Christmas presents.

Index Terms:

Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Years: Col. 1982; Ceased about 1932
Subjects: Radio Broadcast; Play; Guisers; Christmas; Beelzebub; St. George of England; Slasher
People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Mr. George Surname Unknown (Inf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00565;
I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.L1-4

Last Updated Mar 2005 by Idwal Jones.