I.T.Jones Collection (1980, J.N.Smith - c)
Mr. Jack Smith (Inf.)
Blidworth, Notts: Transcript of tape of radio interview and performance in 1980 supplied by Mr Smith
Recorded 1980, Ref.K5-5
Tape supplied by Mr Smith during the visit on 9/2/81 and handwritten transcript.
Tape contains the following:
a) Interview with Jack Smith and Bill Richards by Radio Nottingham reporter
broadcast on a Tuesday morning in 1980 – presumably 1st or 8th January
b) Recording from the Blidworth Methodist Church Hall on the following
Saturday evening including an introduction from Jack Smith and a performance
of the Blidworth Plough Bullocking play. Mr Smith recalls that the last
time he saw the play was just before the last war. Characters in the recording
included Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Old Man, Lady, Dame Jane, Plough
Man, Doctor and Betsy Beelzebub
The words of the play are very similar to those in the text supplied by
Mr.Smith, including the Ploughman's part that had been written in by hand.
Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855)
Broadcast 1980; Perf. late 1930s
Radio Broadcast; Plough Bullocking; Plough Monday; Play; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Lady; Dame Jane; Plough Man; Old Man; Betsy Beelzebub; Doctor; Radio Nottingham
Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Mr. Jack N. Smith (Inf.); Mr. Bill Richards (Inf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00648;
I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K5-5
Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.