Sutton-cum-Lound (SK6784), Nottinghamshire

M.W.M. (1926a)

M. W. M. (Auth.)
Nottingham Guardian, 9th Jan.1926, No.21774, p.6a-b

This article starts with an extensive summary of the survival theories of English folk drama, as propounded by T.F.Ordish, E.K.Chambers and R.J.E.Tiddy. She then goes in the describe her collecting activities in North Notts. Her first informant vaguely mentioned "a funny play" being done at Christmas in Navenby, Lincs. Another mentioned a play performed about 1906 at Sutton and Lound, Notts., involving a horse's head.

Finally she collected a Plough Monday play from various people in Clayworth, Notts. She describes the play as collected from "the Doctor", quoting fragments of text. The characters were; Old Clown, Soldier, a Farmer's Boy, Lady, Old Eszum Squeezum [probably misprinted], and the Doctor. The full text was printed in R.J.E.Tiddy (1923).

The article is concluded in M.W.M. (1926b)

Worksop Guardian (1926)

[Anon.] (Auth.)
Plough Monday: QUAINT CUSTOMS IN NORTH NOTTS. [near Clayworth]
*Worksop Guardian, 15th Jan. 1926

Extensive quotations from M.W.M. (1926a & b) about Stots on Plough Monday in Notts., including a play performed at Sutton-cum-Lound about 1906. There is a description of plough trailing and malicious ploughing in a village near Clayworth, Notts. - probably Mattersey. Hood Throwing at Haxey is also mentioned.

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