Dunham-on-Trent (SK8174), Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1960, D.G.Middleton)

Mrs. D. G. Middleton (Auth.)
"Memories of a Villager" [Plough Monday at Dunham-on-Trent, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, Written 29th Mar.1960, Ref.DD/121/1/24, 15pp.

Entry to an essay competition on old village life at Dunham-on-Trent, Notts. It includes the following (p.12);

"Plough Monday has been revised by the present vicar. The Play for this district was given by members of the Church Council in the Women's Institute Hall on the appropriate day after a very interesting service in the Church when the plough was blessed by the vicar."

I.T.Jones Collection (1981, C.Dowty - b)

Mr. Charles Dowty (Inf.)
Oxton, Notts: Notes on phone call from Charles Dowty 17/3/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Col. 17th Mar.1981, Ref.K4-11

Notes on phone call from Mr Charles Dowty. His father took over the blacksmith's shop in Oxton in 1910 from Tom Shipside. His father played the dame in the Plough Monday play in Cropwell Butler in the 1890's and he remembers him saying the lines 'In comes I Dame Jane with my neck as long as a crane'. He knows nothing about Plough Monday in Oxton. He suggests contacting his old school friend Rev John Spencer, who revived the play in Dunham-on-Trent when he was vicar there but who now lives in Sutton-on-Trent.

I.T.Jones Collection (1981, J.Spencer)

Rev. J. Spencer (Inf.)
Oxton, Notts: Letter to Rev. J. Spencer, Sutton-on-Trent 26/3/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Com. 26th Mar.1981, Ref.K4-12

Transcript of letter to Rev. John Spencer, 49 High Street, Sutton-on-Trent, asking for any information about his revival of the play at Dunham-on-Trent