T.Ratcliffe (1914b)


Thos. Ratcliffe (Auth.)
Old-time Country Dances
*Nottinghamshire Guardian, 21st Feb.1914

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.

Index Terms:

Years: *Publ. 1914
Subjects: Dances; Maypole; Sword Dance; Morris Dance; Malicious Ploughing; Morris Dancing; Mummers; May-pole; Plough Boys; Plough Bullockers; Miller,T.
People: Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00208;
W.E.Doubleday Scrapbook, Vol.VI, p.12;;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1908-1918

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

Last Updated Sep 1987 by Idwal Jones.