"J.Granby" (1953)


"John Granby" (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Nottinghamshire's Plough Mondays
Nottinghamshire Guardian, 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.

Index Terms:

Locations: Notts.; Bulwell Kilnyards, Notts. (SK5345); Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836); Tithby, Notts. (SK6936)
Years: Perf. 1830 to 1850; Perf. 1870; Perf. 1872; Perf. 1890; Publ. 1953
Subjects: 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)
People: William Elliott Doubleday (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00051

Last Updated Oct 1987 by Peter Millington.