Nottingham Guardian (1948a)


[Anon.] (Auth.)
Nottingham Guardian, 9th Jan.1948, No.28576, pp.1 c-d

Plough Monday play at Tollerton, Notts. Photo shows seven characters in costume, grouped around Dame Jane pointing a stick at Tom Fool holding doll with the caption:

"A scene at a rehearsal last night in the kitchen of Tollerton Hall farm, of the ancient play to be enacted in the village in the traditional manner on Monday next (Plough Monday) for the first time since 1939. The mummers (all men farmworkers) represent (left to right): Lady Bright and Gay, Dame Jane with the Baby, the Doctor (top hat), Farmer's Boy, Tom Fool, Threshing Blade, and Recruiting Sergeant - See Page Three"

Index Terms:

Locations: Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134)
Years: Perf.1948; Perf. until 1939
Subjects: Photo; Play; Plough Monday; Tom Fool; Dame Jane; Lady Bright and Gay; Doctor; Farmer's Boy; Threshing Blade; Recruiting Sergeant
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00121;
Nottingham City Library Customs and Folklore Box

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