Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1906d)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : LOCAL CHRISTMAS REVIVALS
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express,
Article on Christmas customs including the following sections:
"There used to be celebrated at Wiverton a notable mummers play, of which
we are told that an attenuated version is still observed in the district.
A detailed account of this Plough Monday performance will be given shortly,
but the point to mention just now is that the full play was revived for
the occasion in 1893."
"Christmas mumming - or 'mumping' as they term it - is still done in Lincolnshire;
but whether as a survival or a revival we are unable to say - probably
it has never become quite obsolete in that fine county."
Wiverton, Notts. (SK7136); Lincs.
Play; Plough Monday; Mummers; Mumping; Christmas
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00185;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.4, pp.123
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Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.