J.Whitelaw & P.Barber (1980)


'Squire' John Whitelaw (Auth.); 'Bagman' Phil Barber (Auth.)
Who are the owd 'oss mummers?
*Nottingham Topic, Jul.1980

Profile of the Nottingham revival folk play side the Owd Oss Mummers. It including 3 photos of them performing a Gloucestershire play with the characters Tom Pinney, Doctor, Maid Marion, Tanner, Little John and Robin Hood. A further photo shows them in the costumes of a St. George play. The article mentions plays being performed at Christmas and Plough Monday in the East Midlands, and also mentions the Owd 'Oss play from Mansfield after which they were named. The article recounts the revival of a play in Cropwell Bishop and Cropwell Butler in 1975. It also gives one or two anecdotes of performances.

Index Terms:

Locations: Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739); Glos.; East Midlands; Cropwell Bishop, Notts. (SK6835); Cropwell Butler, Notts. (SK6837); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361)
Years: Publ. 1980; Rev. 1975
Subjects: Owd Oss Mummers; Play; Photos; Tom Pinney; Doctor; Maid Marion; Tanner; Little John; Robin Hood; St. George; Christmas; Plough Monday; Owd 'Oss; Anecdotes
People: Dave Crowther (Perf.); Bob Barron (Perf.); Malcolm Lewis (Perf.); Idwal Jones (Perf.); Phil Barber (Perf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00316;
Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.9

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

Last Updated Oct 1999 by Peter Millington.