Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)
Old-time Country Dances
This article remarks on the distinction between sword dancing and morris
dancing about the Maypole. Interestingly, the sword dancing recalled is of the
Scottish cross-bladed type. He also gives details of the punishments made by
plough boys or "plough bullockers" against "passive resisters". These seem to
be personal recollections. He mentions Tom Miller.
Dances; Maypole; Sword Dance; Morris Dance; Malicious Ploughing; Morris Dancing; Mummers; May-pole; Plough Boys; Plough Bullockers; Miller,T.
Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00208;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.VI, p.12;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918
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Last Updated Sep 1987 by Idwal Jones.