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Sullivan's Sword [Website]


Sword Dance Group

Home Town:

Nottingham, Grid Ref.: SK5739, Lat.& Long.: 52.9495, -1.1441


Perform the play from Farnsfield, Notts on Plough Sunday after a plough blessing service at Morton, Notts and on Plough Monday in Nottingham. Occasionally perform a Pasche Egging play which is a compilation from the texts of the plays from Ambleside, Dalton and 5 other towns.




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 08-Jan-2012 - Provisional

1. - 12:30

Waggon and Horses, Gypsy Lane, Bleasby, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7GG, England

2. - 14:00

Full Moon Inn, Main St, Morton, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0UT


Sullivan's Sword are organising a celebration of Plough Sunday in Morton and Bleasby, with outdoor performances by various local dance sides. Programme is provisional and times are only approximate.


Other past years: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (3), 2006 (2), 2009 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2017 (1), 2019 (1), 2020 (7)

Media Links:

1. Sullivan's Sword 2009 - Validated link
Master Mummers - Photo(s) [3 images], Peter Millington, 11-Jan-2009
2. Sullivan's Sword at The Plough Inn, Radford, Nottingham, England, 9th Jan.2006 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [2 images], Brian Howes, 09-Jan-2006
3. Sullivan's Sword at The Plough Inn, Radford, Nottingham, England, 10th Jan.2005 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Alistair Bloomfield, 10-Jan-2005
4. Sullivan's Sword of Nottingham perform the Farnsfield plough play at Morton, Nottinghamshire, England on the 11th January 2004 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Peter Millington, 11-Jan-2004


Alistair Bloomfield, Events organiser (, Phone: 07946 584298 (Mob.)
Address: 18 Endsleigh Gardens, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2HJ


An off-shoot of the now disbanded Owd 'Oss Mummers

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