[Not located], East Midlands
J.Whitelaw & P.Barber (1980)
'Squire' John Whitelaw (Auth.); 'Bagman' Phil Barber (Auth.)
Who are the owd 'oss mummers?
Profile of the Nottingham revival folk play side the Owd Oss Mummers. It
including 3 photos of them performing a Gloucestershire play with the
characters Tom Pinney, Doctor, Maid Marion, Tanner, Little John and Robin
Hood. A further photo shows them in the costumes of a St. George play. The
article mentions plays being performed at Christmas and Plough Monday in the
East Midlands, and also mentions the Owd 'Oss play from Mansfield after which
they were named. The article recounts the revival of a play in Cropwell Bishop
and Cropwell Butler in 1975. It also gives one or two anecdotes of
J.Beckett & A.Henstock (1991)
John Beckett (Auth.); Adrian Henstock (Auth.)
MAURICE WILLMORE BARLEY, 1909-1991
Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire,
1991, Vol.XCV, pp.2,10-14
An obituary, including two portrait photos. The biographical details
concentrate almost exclusively on his archaeological and architectural
interests, particularly in East Midlands. His work on Plough Plays is only
mentioned in passing.
Peter Millington (Auth.)
Obituary: Maurice Willmore Barley: 19th Aug. 1909 to 23rd June 1991
1992, Vol.103, No.i, pp.108-109
An appreciation of the life of Maurice Barley, author of "Plough Plays in
the East Midlands" (1953). It concentrates particularly on his work in
collecting the Plough Monday plays, but also mentions his other activities in
archaeology and English architectural history.
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