Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1907c)
LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES : LOCAL CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express,
Article about various Christmas customs. At one stage it quotes from
an article by Thomas Ratcliffe in Notes and
Queries of December 22nd 1906. That article refers to a time 50 years
previously when Morris Dances were performed, guisers acted "Th'Darby
Tup or Ram" and Mummers performed a play of St George for a couple of
weeks before and after Christmas.
The article also states "Of the Wiverton Plough-Monday play we have recently
written, and need only now refer to it in passing. That custom too, is
now enshrined among the memories of the past:"
Wiverton, Notts. (SK7136)
Play; Morris Dancers; Th' Darby Tup; Mummers; "St. George"; Guisers; Christmas; Plough Monday; Ratcliffe,T. (22nd Dec.1906) Notes & Queries
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00186;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, Vol.4, pp.151
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Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.