Nottingham Evening Post (1950)
CENTURIES OLD CARNIVAL AT TOLLERTON [Plough Monday in Notts.]
*Nottingham Evening Post,
Announcement about the performance of a Plough Monday play revived at
Tollerton, Notts., by the recently deceased Mr.A.H.Brown, and being organised
for 1950 by his widow. It also mentions house visiting on Plough Bullock Day
in Shelford, Notts., "less than a hundred years ago". Youngsters went round
during the day, and youths in the evening. Additionally it mentions ploughing
up the ground around the doors of non-contributors, and mentions a play and a
"plough fool" at Newstead Abbey.
Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134); Shelford, Notts. (SK6642); Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453)
Plays; House Visiting; Malicious Ploughing; Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Mumming; Plough Bullock Day; Plough Fool
Mr. A. H. Brown (Perf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00107;
Notts. County Library, County Folklore Box
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Jan 1992 by Idwal Jones.