A. E. Fletcher (Auth.)
*The Mummer's play [Mareham-le-Fen, Lincs.]
10th Jan.1924, No.21154, p.2 d
Letter with a brief description and text fragment of Singing Ploughboys who
performed on Plough Monday at Mareham-le-Fen, Lincs. The players entered the
village arm-in-arm across the street, singing as they went. The play included
the "usual" sequence of recruitment, fight and cure. Characters mentioned are
Weeping Willie [the Farmer's Man], Sergeant and Doctor, as well as a
fiddler. These characters, together with the name "Morris Dancers" also used by
the author, probably derive from a letter appearing the previous day
Mareham-le-Fen, Lincs. (TF2861)
Singing Ploughboys; Morris Dancers; Plough Monday; Weeping Willie; Sergeant; Doctor; Fiddler; Play; Songs
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00290
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated May 1986 by Peter Millington.