M.W.Barley Collection (No Date, Anon.) Ref.BaP 1/12
Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
BOTHAMSALL NOTTS. PLOUGH PLAY: The Ten Pound Doctor
Col. about 1953, Ref.BaP 1/12
Manuscript text (189 lines) of a Plough Play from Bothamsall, Notts. The
characters are; Rummer Roamer, Tom Fool/Bald Tom/Tommy, Sergeant, Farmer's Man,
Lady Bright and Gay, Jane/Jenny/Turkey Turk, Beelzebub/Belzy and Doctor.
A note at the end states; "I am putting it on with boys this week", indicating a
revival. Judging from Barley's publications, this text would have been
collected about 1953.
A collector's note next to the manuscript heading states; "Probably not
correctly identified". However, this is identical (handwriting included) with
the Bothamsall text Ref.PR6113 in the Notts. Archives Office Collection (1968,
D.D.Woodgate). Evidently this text was transcribed for performance, with the
addition of line tags and a few extra lines. One sheet consists of sections of
text for insertion. These correspond to complete pages in PR6113, suggesting
that they had been accidentally omitted during transcription due to careless
Bothamsall, Notts. (SK6773)
Rev. about 1953
Full Text; Plough Play; Play; Rummer Roamer; Tom Fool; Bald Tom; Tommy; Sergeant; Farmer's Man; Lady Bright and Gay; Jane; Jenny; Turkey Turk; Beelzebub; Belzy; Doctor; Nottinghamshire Archives Office Collection (1968, D.D.Woodgate)
*D. D. Woodgate (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00400
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Nov 1992 by Peter Millington.