Nottinghamshire Guardian (1945a)
*Local Notes and Queries: A Plough Monday Custom
Gives quotations from Dr.J.C.Cox (1913) about Plough Monday, and mentioning plough
trailing, Plough or Labourers' Lights, Plough Ales, malicious ploughing and the
sword-dance. He also talks of a play having been performed at Wiverton Hall,
Notts., in 1893, and of the text of the play recently revived at Tollerton,
closely following that in Chaworth-Musters (1890).
Mentions that a plough was blessed in Chichester Cathedral that year, and that
there was an annual ceremony of blessing the crops at Gringley, Notts.
Wiverton Hall, Notts. (SK7136); Tollerton, Notts. (SK6134); Chichester, Sussex (SU8605); Gringley, Notts. (SK7390)
Perf. 1893; Rev. 1940s; Perf. 1945; Publ. 1945
Plough Trailing; Plough Lights; Labourers' Lights; Plough Ales; Play; Crop Blessing; Malicious Ploughing; Sword-Dance; Plough Blessing; Plough Monday; Mummers; Plough Boys; Plough Sunday; Cox,J.C. (1913); Chaworth-Musters (1890)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00166;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Series X, Vol.VI, p.60;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1940-48, p.12.
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Oct 1987 by Idwal Jones.