Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1899)


Source:

[Anon.] (Auth.)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : CHRISTMAS EVE IN NORTH NOTTS IN EARLY VICTORIAN DAYS
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, 22nd Dec.1899

Article quotes from Notes and Queries (7th Series, Vol.2, pp.501) which describes Christmas traditions in north Notts., 50 years previously. It includes the following description of Christmas Eve:

"A variety of indoor games, interspersed with songs, passed the evening on, and (even so recently!) the mummers might be expected to call to entertain and be rewarded."

Index Terms:

Locations: North Nottinghamshire, Notts.
Years: Publ. 1899; Perf. 1830s or 1840s
Subjects: Christmas Eve; Mummers; Notes & Queries (Series 7), Vol.2, pp.501
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00180;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.3, pp.81-82

* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.


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