Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1906a)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: FACTS, CUSTOMS AND LEGENDS OF OLD-TIME CHRISTMASES IN NOTTS I
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express,
Article describing various Christmas customs. One section, taken from
a correspondent to 'Notes and Queries' in 18— writing about 50 years previously
in villages and towns in North Notts. refers to mummers visiting on Christmas
Eve. This sounds like the correspondent referred to in Nottinghamshire
Weekly Express (1920)
Another section taken from Notes and Queries 5th series, vol 8, p.481
refers to the Christmas period in Derbyshire and quotes:
"The lads of the house with those of their neighbours, have been learning their parts,
and getting ready their dresses for the 'Christmas guising' and the household
daily talk is full flavoured of Christmas."
This section is identical to parts of T.Ratcliffe (1883).
North Nottinghamshire, Notts.; Derbys.
Perf. 19th Century
*Play; Christmas; Mummers; Guising; Notes & Queries (5th Series), Vol.8, pp.481
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00182;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.I, pp.27-28;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.4, pp.121-122
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.