"John Granby" (Auth.)
Local Notes and Queries: PLOUGH MONDAY'S PLAYS.: Part II
12th Jan.1952, No.5565, p.11 b
Crams a lot into three paragraphs. Says that the hobby horse was common on
Plough Monday at Mansfield, Cuckney and Elkesley, Notts., until about 1870.
Summarises M.W.Barley (1951) - again mis-cited as M.W.Bramley. Mentions the
Cropwell/Wiverton play in Chaworth-Musters (1890), recent observances at East
Markham and Weston-on-Trent, and the likelihood of Newstead and Southwell as
good areas to collect. Ends by citing P.Crawford's (1938) "In England Still"
Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836); Wiverton, Notts. (SK7136); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361); Cuckney, Notts. (SK5671); Elkesley, Notts. (SK6875); East Markham, Notts. (SK7472); Weston-on-Trent, Derbys. (SK4027); Newstead, Notts. (SK5252); Southwell, Notts. (SK7053)
Plays; Plough Monday; Hobby Horse; Barley,M.W. (1951); Chaworth-Musters (1890); Crawford,P. (1938) "In England still"
William Elliott Doubleday (Auth.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00050;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1948-59, p.77
Last Updated Oct 1987 by Idwal Jones.