Nottinghamshire Guardian (1907)
WESTON-ON-TRENT. WAITS AND "GUISERS."
States; " Christmas Eve several groups of young people visited the homes of
the villagers and sung the popular Christmas carols. The guisers were also in
evidence in their fantastic dress, and in true rustic fashion acted their play.
The Aston-on-Trent Brass Band paraded the village about midnight and also on
Christmas afternoon, and rendered seasonable selections. On the evening of
Christmas Day, in the Wesleyan Chapel, a programme of solos, recitations, and
readings was rendered, a collection being made on behalf of Dr. Stephenson's
Children's Homes and Orphanages."
Weston-on-Trent, Derbys. (SK4027); Aston-on-Trent, Derbys. (SK4129)
Christmas Eve; Guisers; Carol Singers; Play; Brass Band; Parade; Christmas Day; Concert
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00150;
W.E.Doubleday Index, Christmas Customs
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Last Updated Nov 1987 by Idwal Jones.