Scarrington (SK7341), Nottinghamshire

Nottingham Journal (1941a)

[Anon.] (Auth.)
Tom Fool and Beelzebub: PLOUGH MONDAY PLAYS IN NOTTS.?
Nottingham Journal, 10th Jan.1941, No.35888, p.3c

General article describing plough plays in Nottinghamshire, including the following paragraphs:

"The Notts. villages where the text of such plays is still preserved are Scarrington, Farnsfield, Bothamsall, Lowdham, Cropwell Bishop, Blidworth, Norwell and Thorney."

"The last performance of a play recalled by Mr. E.E.Neale, of the Notts. Rural Community Council, was at Cropwell Bishop in 1938."

The words of the final song at Blidworth are quoted.

Nottingham Guardian (1953)

[Anon.] (Auth.)
Nottingham Guardian, 6th Jan.1953, No.30124, p.5 c-e

Describes the revival of a Plough Monday play at Bulcote, Notts., and produced by Mrs. Phyllis Underwood. She compiled the text from several Notts., versions; South Scarle (from Mr.J.G.Holmes), Gunthorpe (from Mr. John Barker), and Scarrington. The performers were; Arthur Clay (Beelzebub), Brian Mowbray (Lady Bright and Gay), Harold Adams (Tom Fool/Bold Tom), Ted Knight, Tom Snaith, Jack Whitworth, and Cyril Brookes. Other characters were; Old Dame and Doctor.

I.T.Jones Collection (1981, W.Morley - c)

Mrs. Winifred Morley (Inf.)
Bulcote, Notts: Notes on phone call from Mrs Morley 26/1/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Col. 26th Jan.1981, Ref.K2-5

Notes on phone call from Mrs Morley who phoned to say that she had written to Mrs Underwood following our visit. She gave the names of Mrs Machin senior and Mrs Flinders who may have information about the Scarrington play.

I.T.Jones Collection (1981, E.F.Machin)

Mrs. E. F. Machin (Inf.)
Bulcote, Notts: Letter to Mrs E.F.Machin, Scarrington 9/2/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Com. 9th Feb.1981, Ref.K2-6

Transcript of letter to Mrs Machin, Morris Farm, Scarrington, Notts. asking for information about Plough Monday. A reply came from Mr Tucker relating to Flintham (TD00666)

I.T.Jones Collection (1981, Wood)

Mrs. Wood (Inf.)
Scarrington,Notts: Questionnaire from Mrs Wood, Scarrington 10/2/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Com. 10th Feb.1981, Ref.K18-1

Questionnaire from Mrs Wood, secretary of Scarrington W.I., dated 10/2/81, stating that she could find no information in Scarrington.