Electronic ERD - Locations - Derbyshire, England

Compiled by E.C.Cawte, A.Helm & N.Peacock. Online ed.: P.T.Millington

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Location Grid Ref. Extant Time of Appearance Text Play Class Sources Note
[Unlocated] 1542JanuaryNo TextDoubtfulLyte & Stevenson (1905) [1.]
[Unlocated] 1848ChristmasTextHero-CombatHalliwell (1849)  
[Unlocated] 1880 TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll.  
Alfreton(SK4155)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
Ashford(SK1969)1840'sChristmasNo TextDoubtfulPullinger (1903)  
Ashover(SK3463)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
Aston upon Trent(SK4129)c. 1892ChristmasNo TextDoubtfulBowles (1907)  
Barlborough Hall(SK4778)c. 1830ChristmasNo TextHero-Combat VisitingIrving (1835)  
Belper(SK3447)1874ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatCox (1875)  
Brampton(SK3371)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
Breadsall(SK3639)1952ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatChristian Coll. [3.]
Brimington(SK4073)1868ChristmasTextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll.  
Buxton(SK0673)19th ctyChristmasNo TextHero-CombatLetherbrow (1903)  
Castleton(SK1582)c. 1922ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatAlford (1923)  
Chesterfield(SK3871)  TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll.  
Church Broughton(SK2033)1932 TextHero-CombatPiggott (1929), Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [4.]
Clowne(SK4975)1966ChristmasTextHero-CombatHamer Coll. [1.]
Coal Aston(SK3679)19 cent.ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatAddy (1903) [1.]
Coxbench(SK3743)c. 1855ChristmasTextHero-CombatRatcliffe (1915) [1.]
Cutthorpe(SK3473)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
Dronfield(SK3578)  Frag.Hero-CombatArnolde (1923)  
Duffield(SK3443)Bef. 1838 No TextHero-CombatOrdish Coll.  
Eckington(SK4379)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
Findern(SK3030)c. 1903?ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatFindern (1923)  
Heanor(SK4346)early 20 cent. Frag.Hero-CombatMillington et al (1971 & 1972) [1.]
Hilton(SK2430) ChristmasTextHero-CombatMeynell (1957-1958)  
Holbrook(SK3645) ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatMeynell (1957-1958)  
Horsley(SK3744)c. 1900ChristmasTextHero-CombatMeynell (1957-1958)  
Ironville(SK4351)  TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [5.]
Kirk Hallam(SK4540)c. 1910ChristmasTextHero-CombatMeynell (1957-1958)  
Langley(SK4446)early 20 cent.ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatMillington et al (1971 & 1972) [1.]
Matlock(SK3059)1902ChristmasTextHero-CombatBryan (1903)  
Matlock Bath(SK2958)1902ChristmasTextHero-CombatBryan (1903)  
New Houghton(SK4965)1971ChristmasTextHero-CombatMillington (1971), Millington et al (1971 & 1972) [1.]
New Whittington(SK3975)c. 1895 Frag.Hero-CombatHamer Coll. [1.]
Newbold(SK3773)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
North-east 1921ChristmasTextHero-CombatJohn (1921) [6.]
Pinxton(SK4554)c. 1909ChristmasTextHero-CombatMillington et al (1971 & 1972) [1.]
Repton(SK3026)1929ChristmasTextHero-CombatPiggott (1929), Protheroe (1925), Macdonald (1929)  
Riddings(SK4352)c. 1930 No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll., Christian Coll. [2.]
Somercotes(SK4253) Plough MondayNo TextDoubtfulBarley Coll. [1.]
Stanley(SK4140)1933ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatChristian Coll.  
Starkholmes(SK3058)1902ChristmasTextHero-CombatBryan (1903)  
Staveley(SK4374)early 20th ctyChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatHelm Coll., Court (1946)  
The Brushes(SK3775)c. 1880ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [1.]
Tibshelf(SK4360)  No TextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. [2.]
Weston upon Trent(SK4028)1907ChristmasNo TextDoubtfulPrior,J. (1907) [1.]
Whittington(SK3874)c. 1914 TextHero-CombatNurse Coll.  
Whittington (2nd entry)(SK3874)1790sChristmasNo TextDoubtful Hero-CombatPegge (1896) [1.]
Whitwell(SK5276)c. 1917 No TextHero-CombatPeacock Coll.  
Winster(SK2460)c. 1865ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatEvans (1931)  
Woodville(SK3119)c. 1890ChristmasFrag.Doubtful Hero-CombatCawte Coll. [1.]


1.Pt.3 addition
2.The source for these plays is letters from R. W. Shipley to D. N. Kennedy, February 15th and 23rd, 1933. Mr Shipley was the secretary of the local branch of the E.F.D.S.S., and knew what constituted a Folk Play, and said that he 'had heard of plays' at these places. Against some of the villages he gave the local name for the ceremonial - e.g. 'Riddings (Molly Dancers), Tibshelf (Guisers)', etc. Shipley also collected the Brimington and Chesterfield plays about this time, and was careful to distinguish between plays and Old Tup ceremonies (see p.14). We think that his evidence is reliable, though it is shown as 'Doubtful' for want of exact details.
Pt.1 change: It appears to me that all the places marked 'Doubtful Hero-Combat', citing Shipley MS in Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll., could reasonably be classified as 'Hero-Combat'.
3.Pt.2 change: 1952 and Christmas added
4.Pt.2 changes: Extant year and source Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll. added
5.Pt.1 change: Delete entirely. Another copy of the same MS in the Barley Collection, although it is headed 'Ironville', has a MS note by Barley that it was really from Underwood, Notts.
6.This text was collected in 1921 'in the colliery district'. Three boys from different localities collected the greater part of it, and their renderings were almost identical. Two other boys supplied the single incident of the fight, death and resurrection.
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