Nottingham Evening News (1953a)


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Newsman's Notebook: OLD-TIME PLOUGH MONDAY PLAY [Dry Doddington, Lincs.]
*Nottingham Evening News, 12th Jan.1953, No.20915, p.4 d-e

Report of a former ploughboy, recalling in 1953 Plough Monday in Dry Doddington, Lincs., up to 1894. The play is described but no dialogue is given. The cast comprised: Tom Fool, the Recruiting Sergeant, the Ribboner/Farmer's Boy, the Lady, Dame Jane, Beelzebub, the Doctor, and Hopper Joe. After the play there was singing, dancing and jigging. The proceeds funded a feast, drinks during rehearsals, with a surplus of 1s 3d cash for each of the actors.

Index Terms:

Locations: Dry Doddington, Lincs. (SK8446)
Years: Perf. 1894; Publ. 1953
Subjects: Play; Plough Monday; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Ribboner; Farmer's Boy; Lady; Dame Jane; Beelzebub; Doctor; Hopper Joe; Dancing
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00105;
T.Bailey Forman Library, "Plough Monday" file

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

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