R.Hutchinson (1914)


R. Hutchinson (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: No. 30: "Guisers" or Disguisers [Derbys.]
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 24th Apr.1914

"The Derbyshire mummers are remembered under the name of 'guisers.' The fool-plough was, and is yet in the North, attended by the sword-dancers who accompanied their performance, which is probably a relic of the war dance of our Saxon ancestors, with stirring songs. These latter, however, seem to have been less widely popular and enduring than some of the antic rhymes of the mummers."

Index Terms:

Locations: Derbys.
Years: Publ. 1914
Subjects: Mummers; Guisers; Fool-Plough; Sword-Dancers
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00063;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

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Last Updated Mar 1990 by Idwal Jones.