P.T.Millington Collection (1971f)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: TEVERSAL Notts SK 4861
Col. 1st Feb.1971
Brief note as follows:-
"Recorded on the 1st February 1971 from an unnamed informant in the 'Speed the
Plough,' Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.
The informant went Plough Bullocking on Plough Monday as a child. Costumes
included blackened faces, and the performance was not spirited, since money was
the main motive. The only character remembered was the one played by the
In comes I, Old Bill Oiler,
If you don't give me money, I'll bost your boiler.
Performance date would have been about 1930."
Teversal, Notts. (SK4861)
Perf. about 1930; Col. 1971
Plough Bullocking; Plough Monday; Play; Bill Oiler
Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00367
Last Updated Feb 1987 by Peter Millington.