B.Brown & P.Millington (2005)


Bill Brown (Auth.); Peter Millington (Auth.)
Correspondence: Cropwell Ploughboys' Costume
Traditional Drama Forum, Oct.2005, No.13,

This correspondence follows up the article, P.Millington (2002), about the Cropwell Ploughboys costume of 1893. Separating the applique figures by colour using digital image processing shows that the red cotton figures were attached symmetrically first, and the black silk figures and lettering added asymmetrically later. It is suggested that the costume originally made by Mr. Howell of Cropwell Butler only had red figures, and that Mrs. Chaworth-Musters added the black figures to match her earlier published description and reversed the letter 'N' and 'S' to make the costume look more primitive or 'folksie' before it was displayed to the Folk-lore Society by T.Fairman Ordish.

Index Terms:

Locations: Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836); Cropwell Butler, Notts. (SK6837)
Years: Publ. 2005
Subjects: Ploughboys; Costume; Plough-Monday; Play; Ordish,T.F. (1893); Chaworth-Musters,L. (1890)
People: Mrs. Lina Chaworth-Musters (Col.); Mrs. Caroline Anne Chaworth-Musters (Col.); Thomas Fairman Ordish (Col.); H. Howell (Perf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00142

Last Updated Oct 2017 by Peter Millington.