Newark Advertiser (1871)


*[Anon.] (Auth.)
*Mummers [Hobby Horse play, etc., in North Notts.]
*Newark Advertiser, 18th Jan.1871

*Source states;

"A party of mummers visited the towns & villages of North Notts during the past fortnight, and highly diverted the inhabitants by their dancing, singing of old songs, & the play of the Hobby Horse. The latter play was in existence in the days of the Plantagenets, & probably the song & tune which they sang, viz 'When Joan's ale was new.'"

From a transcript of J.M. (1871) in the T.F.Ordish Collection.

Index Terms:

Locations: North Nottinghamshire, Notts.
Years: Perf. 1871
Subjects: Mummers; January; Dances; Songs; Play; Hobby Horse.; "When Joan's Ale was New"
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00091;
T.F.Ordish Collection, Vol.III, p.150

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

Last Updated Apr 1986 by Peter Millington.