F. W. Beazley (Auth.)
PLOUGH MONDAY AND "THE PLOUGH BULLOCKS"
Bulletin of the Nottinghamshire Schools Rural Science Panel,
Dec.1946, No.19, pp.2-6
The full text (54 lines) of a Plough Bullock Night play from Mansfield,
Notts., collected from the author's father Mr.S.Beazley. The characters are;
St. George, Bold Slasher, Doctor, Beelzebub, Molly Mop, Mickey Bent, Polly
Flinders and a Rake.
Mentions that at Clayworth, Notts., Beelzebub went by the name of Old Eezum
Squeezum. Covers plough trailing, malicious ploughing and Plough lights with
the usual quotes, probably derived from Chaworth-Musters (1890) which the author
cites. The Cropwell cast is given as; Tom the Fool, Recruiting Sergeant,
Ribboner or Recruit, Doctor, Lady, Ploughman, Hopper Joe and Threshing Blade.
The final song is given.
Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361); Clayworth, Notts. (SK7288); Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836)
Perf. before 1914; Publ. 1946
Full Text; Plough Bullock Night; Play; St. George; Bold Slasher; Doctor; Beelzebub; Molly Mop; Mickey Bent; Polly Flinders; Rake; Old Eezum Squeezum; Plough Trailing; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Lights; Chaworth-Musters (1890); Tom the Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Recruit; Lady; Ploughman; Hopper Joe; Threshing Blade; Song
Mr. S. Beazley (Inf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00017
Last Updated Oct 1987 by Peter Millington.