Nottinghamshire Weekly Express (1912a)


*[Anon.] (Auth.)
[Plough Monday at Wollaton and Lenton Sands, Notts.]
*Nottinghamshire Weekly Express, 20th Dec.1912

Source states; "Professor Granger was lecturing on 'Myth and Legend,' and he referred to an old Nottingham festival 'Plough Monday." In 1822 the mummers at Wollaton so frightened two horses that they ran away and killed two persons, as a result of which the town authorities decided that these people should behave more quietly, and should never come quite to the top of Derby road. It was also recorded that mummers with black faces came up Lenton Sands, 'kissed nursemaids, and made babies cry.' Usages like this, said the lecturer, carry us back to some of the most wholesome parts of our national life. 'Let us keep to our English legends, and let us only bring in legends of other races and other times so far as it is necessary from the literary work of the child towards the end of its course.'"

Index Terms:

Locations: Lenton Sands, Notts. (SK5539); Wollaton, Notts. (SK5239)
Years: *Publ. 1912; Perf. 1822
Subjects: Plough Monday; Mummers; Byelaw; Disorderliness
People: *Prof. Granger (Lecturer)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00190;
W.E.Doubleday Index, Plough Monday

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

Last Updated Jul 1988 by Peter Millington.