J.B.Firth (1916)


J. B. Firth (Auth.)
Highways and Byways IN Nottinghamshire
London: Macmillan & Co., Limited., 1924, pp.384-385

A long extract from the White Book (Liber Albus) of Southwell details the agricultural labour services due to the Lord of Norwell, Notts., in the reign of Henry IV (1367–1413). During the feast that the tennants received in return, they diverted themselves with plays. Firth goes on to say;

"The details of the gorgeous feast in the Prebendal House, followed by the diversion of plays, are full of interest, and it is worth noting that the custom of mumming at Christmas is still kept up in the district, or was until a very few years ago."

Index Terms:

Locations: Norwell, Notts. (SK7761)
Years: Perf. 1916
Subjects: Christmas; Mumming
People: John Benjamin Firth (Auth.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00385

Last Updated Sep 1987 by Peter Millington.