Cornelius Brown (Auth.)
A HISTORY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
London: Elliot Stock, 1891, pp.265-280
The chapter on "Legend, tradition and anecdote" lists the following contents;
"Robin Hood and his Band - Ballads of the Period - The Gothamites - The King and
the Miller of Mansfield - Ancient Instruments of Torture - The Plough
Bullocks - 'Riding the Stang' - The Fair Maid of Clifton - St. Catherine's Well
at Newark - Nan Scott's Chamber at Holme - Dick Turpin and his Accomplice - The
Poets of the Newark Sieges - Hercules Clay and his Dream."
The piece on Plough Monday, Plough Bullocks says; "The writer has a distinct
recollection of a party of them visiting his father's house at night adorned
with paint and feathers, and performing a play. [This would be Lowdham, Notts.]
He then refers to a play given by W.Hone (1837), but gives the cast as; [an
Introducer], Plough Bullock, Turkish Knight, St. George, Doctor, Old Squire, Hub
Bub, and the Box Holder.
This account has been much quoted by later authors, sometimes giving the
erroneous impression that the play described came from Notts.
Lowdham, Notts. (SK6646); St. Catherine's Well, Newark, Notts. (SK7953); Gotham, Notts. (SK5330); Holme, Notts. (SK8059)
Legend; Folklore; Robin Hood; Ballads; "Merry Tales of the Mad Men of Gotham"; "The King and the Miller of Mansfield"; Plough Bullocks; Riding the Stang; "The Fair Maid of Clifton"; Folk Tales; Nan Scott's Chamber; Dick Turpin; Hercules Clay; Dreams; Plough Monday; Play; Hone,W. (1837); Introducer; Plough Bullock; Turkish Knight; St. George; Doctor; Old Squire; Hub Bub; Box Holder
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00021;
Nottinghamshire History, http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/Brown1896/legend1.htm, Accessed 15th Feb.2018
Last Updated Sep 1987 by Peter Millington.