B.Brown & P.Millington (2005)
Bill Brown (Auth.); Peter Millington (Auth.)
Correspondence: Cropwell Ploughboys' Costume
Traditional Drama Forum,
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 It is suggested that the costume originally made by Mr.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.
Cropwell, Notts. (SK6836); Cropwell Butler, Notts. (SK6837)
Ploughboys; Costume; Plough-Monday; Play; Ordish,T.F. (1893); Chaworth-Musters,L. (1890)
Mrs. Lina Chaworth-Musters (Col.); Mrs. Caroline Anne Chaworth-Musters (Col.); Thomas Fairman Ordish (Col.); H. Howell (Perf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00142
Last Updated Oct 2017 by Peter Millington.