Kneesall (SK7063), Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1960, E.Hill)

Mrs. E. Hill (Auth.)
[Plough Boys at Kneesall, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, Written 3rd Mar.1960, Ref.DD/121/1/41, 8pp.

Entry to an essay competition entitled "Memories of a Villager", on old village life at Kneesall, Notts. On page 7 it states; "Plough boys and carol singers went their rounds at the specified times."

I.T.Jones (1981b)

I. T. Jones (Auth.)
The Owd Oss Mummers: PLOUGH MONDAY
The Bramley, Apr.1981, No.68, p.6e-f

Follow up letter regarding an appeal for information on Plough Monday in the Jan.1981 issue (I.T.Jones, 1981a). Mr. Steemson provided words of a play performed in Oxton until the 1890s. Mr. Ralph Brooke had the scrap book compiled by Miss L.F.Milner containing the play performed in Kirklington up to the First War. Mrs. Olifent and Mr. Robinson provided the play performed between the wars in Farnsfield, and recently revived at annual Plough Monday suppers. Mr. Jack Smith (via his daughter Mrs. Marshall) gave details of the Plough Bullocking play that he and others had revived in 1980 in Blidworth. This had been performed right up to the Second World War. Mr. Ernest Parkin remembered his father's Plough Bullocking in Edingley about 1891. Further locations mentioned where Plough Monday had been celebrated, but for not detailed information was available were Averham, Kneesall, Norwell and Southwell. The author had also obtained a copy of a Caunton text performed until about 1945.