"John Granby" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Nottinghamshire's Plough Mondays
10th Jan.1953, No.5617, p.10 a-b
Presents extracts from an account of Plough Monday plough trailing by Thomas
Miller in his "Country Year Book", probably dating from the period 1830 to 1850
in Notts. This seems to be a miscitation of Millers' "Year-Book of Country Life" (1855),
as his "Country Year Book" does not mention Plough Monday. His proposed dates are also
likely to be wrong.
Also quotes an account [from F.M.E.W. (1923)] of Plough Monday,
Plough Bullocks (plough trailing, 1870), and Christmas, Guisers (1872) at
Bulwell Kilnyards, Notts. The play featured; St. George, Doctor, Beelzebub,
Bess and Jack. Finally, briefly mentions Chaworth-Musters' (1890) text of the
Cropwell and Tithby Plough-Bullocks play.
Notts.; Bulwell Kilnyards, Notts. (SK5345); Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836); Tithby, Notts. (SK6936)
Perf. 1830 to 1850; Perf. 1870; Perf. 1872; Perf. 1890; Publ. 1953
Plough Trailing; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Plough-Bullocks; Play; St. George; Doctor; Beelzebub; Bess; Jack; Christmas; Guisers; Miller,T. (1855); Chaworth-Musters (1890); W.,F.M.E. (1923)
William Elliott Doubleday (Auth.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00051
Last Updated Oct 1987 by Peter Millington.