P.H.Ditchfield (1896)


P. H. Ditchfield (Auth.)
Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time: An Account of Local Observances, Festival Customs, and Ancient Ceremonies yet Surviving in Great Britain
London: George Redway, 1896, pp.47-50

*This is an oft quoted book. Pages 47-50 describes Plough Monday customs from Cambridgeshire, Great Gransden, Hunts., Lincs. (Plough-Bullocks), Yorks. (Plough-Stotts), Wyverton Hall, Notts., and London. The Wyverton Hall description comes from Chaworth-Musters (1890), and mentions the characters Hopper Joe, Sergeant, Beelzebub and an Old Woman. The book also includes a number of Mummers' plays from southern England.

Index Terms:

Locations: *Cambs.; Great Gransden, Hunts. (TL2756); Lincs.; Yorks.; Wyverton Hall, Notts. (SK7136); London, London (TQ3079)
Years: *Publ. 1896
Subjects: *Play; Plough Trailing; Plough Lights; Plough Monday; Plough-Bullocks; Plough-Stotts; Hopper Joe; Sergeant; Beelzebub; [Old Woman]; Chaworth-Musters (1890)
People: Peter Hampson Ditchfield (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00041

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.

Last Updated Mar 1986 by Peter Millington.