Nottingham Journal (1950a)
Plough Monday Play Tours Notts Farms [Tollerton]
7th Jan.1950, No.38675, p.5h
"A familiar face was missing
when the Tollerton "Ploughboys"
gathered at Hall Farm,
Tollerton, last night, to tour the
neighbouring farms and cottages
with the Plough Monday play.
This centuries-old tradition was
revived at Tollerton a few years
ago by a farmer Mr. A.H.Brown,
who died last September, but his
wife has carried on the work and
organised the players.
And so last night, Plough Bullock,
Recruiting Sergeant, Old Squire
and the rest, in the traditional
costumes, went from farm to farm
and performed their mumming,
which starts by knocking for
The players will tour the
district for about a week and the
most important might well, of
course, be on Monday."
The list of characters is different to those given for other accounts of the
Tollerton plough play. It does, however, tally with q list given by C.Brown (1891),
which itself seems to have drawn on a Cornish play published by W.S. in W.Hone's
"Every-Day Book" (1927).
Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134)
Publ. 1950; Perf. 1950
Play; Plough Monday; Plough Bullock; Hub-Hub; St. George; Old Squire
Mr. A. H. Brown (Organiser)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00135
Last Updated Jul 1988 by Idwal Jones.