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

I.T.Jones Collection (1982, G.Fearnley)


Source:

Mr. Gerry Fearnley (Inf.)
Radio Nottingham Phone-In: Gerry Fearnley
I.T.Jones Collection, Com. 8th Jan.1982, Ref.L1-5

Gerry Fearnley from Beeston rang the phone-in. About 60 years previously his father took him to see a mummers play with a horse at the Commercial Inn in Bulwell. He thought the people doing it came from Kimberley. There was a black and white horse and they sang a song very similar to the Owd 'Oss song that IJ sang earlier. He remembers that they used to feed the horse with beer. It had various antics; it used to lie on the floor trying to drink the beer rather than having it thrown over him and at the end horse manure came out on the floor. He remembered that the words included the horse going over ditches, his legs buckling and his back going and how he went over fences.

Index Terms:

Locations: Bulwell, Notts. (SK5345); Kimberley, Notts. (SK4944)
Years: Col. 1982; Perf. about 1922
Subjects: Radio Broadcast; Horse; Play
People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Mr. Gerry Fearnley (Inf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00566;
I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.L1-5

Last Updated Mar 2005 by Idwal Jones.