Riddings (SK4252), Derbyshire
P.J.Stevenson Collection (1975, M.Hunt)
Marion Hunt (Inf.)
[Play from Riddings, Derbys.]
Com. 12th Nov.1975
Letter about a play performed by the informant's grandfather "around
Alfreton", Derbys., in the 1920s. A fragment of text for Beelzebub is given,
and a Doctor is also mentioned.
A follow-up letter from the informant's mother (G.E.Hunt) indicates that the
specific location was Riddings, Derbys., and the performance at about the turn
of the Century.
P.J.Stevenson Collection (1975, G.E.Hunt)
Mrs. G. Elizabeth Hunt (Inf.)
[Christmas Guisers' Play from Riddings, Derbys.]
Com. 7th Dec.1975
Letter about a "Guisering" play performed by the informant's father in
Riddings, Derbys., at about the turn of the Century. It was performed at
Christmas by actors called Guisers. Fragments of text are included. The
characters included; a first man, Be-elzebub, Sir George, the wounded man's
father, and a Doctor.
Jim Marsh (Perf.)
Guisering in Somercotes, Derbyshire
Traditional Drama Forum,
*Text fragments and a description of a Christmas Guisering play
performed by boys during World War II in Somercotes, Derbys. The characters
were: Enter-In/William of the Great, St. George, Bull-Slasher, a Doctor, and Beelzebub. The play
was performed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Somercotes,
Lower Somercotes, Leabrooks, and Riddings.
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.