Newark Advertiser (1871)
*Mummers [Hobby Horse play, etc., in North Notts.]
"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.
North Nottinghamshire, Notts.
Mummers; January; Dances; Songs; Play; Hobby Horse.; "When Joan's Ale was New"
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00091;
T.F.Ordish Collection, Vol.III, p.150
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Apr 1986 by Peter Millington.