P.T.Millington Collection (1971, H.Clark - b)
Harry Clark (Inf.)
*Mumming custom from Selston, Notts.
Col. 28th May 1971
*Mr.Clark described a custom called Mumming from Selston, Notts., that
he had been told about by his mother. Youths with blackened faces and with
stout poles about five feet long at night or at dusk would go from house
to house and pound on the ground with their sticks and mumble (i.e.
"Mumumum...") until silver was given.
Selston, Notts. (SK4553)
House Visiting; Mumming
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00778
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.