Nottingham Journal (1941a)
Tom Fool and Beelzebub: PLOUGH MONDAY PLAYS IN NOTTS.?
10th Jan.1941, No.35888, p.3c
General article describing plough plays in Nottinghamshire,
including the following paragraphs:
"The Notts. villages where the
text of such plays is still preserved
are Scarrington, Farnsfield,
Bothamsall, Lowdham, Cropwell
Bishop, Blidworth, Norwell and
"The last performance of a play
recalled by Mr. E.E.Neale, of the
Notts. Rural Community Council,
was at Cropwell Bishop in 1938."
The words of the final song at Blidworth are quoted.
*Cropwell Bishop, Notts. (SK6835); Scarrington, Notts. (SK7341); Farnsfield, Notts. (SK6456); Bothamsall, Notts. (SK6773); Lowdham, Notts. (SK6646); Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855); Norwell, Notts. (SK7761); Thorney, Notts. (SK8572)
Publ. 1941; Ceased 1938
Plays; Malicious Ploughing; Tom Fool; Beelzebub; Plough Monday
Mr. E. E. Neale (Inf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00129
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Feb 2005 by Idwal Jones.