Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1960, A.W.Godfrey)


Arthur William Godfrey (Perf.)
[Plough Monday at Blidworth, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, Written 2nd Jul.1960, Ref.DD/121/1/9, 4pp.

Entry to an essay competition entitled "Memories of a Villager", on old village life at Blidworth, Notts. Much of the essay concerns a Plough Monday play. Mr. Godfrey was born in 1882, and performed the play during 1895 to 1900, when R.H.Whitworth was vicar. Three detailed itineraries are given, as well as the full text of the play (42 lines). The characters were; Character No.1 [introducer], Character No.2/Recruiting Serjeant, Character No.3/Betsy Bellzie Bub, Character No.4/Lady, and Character No.5/Doctor.

Index Terms:

Locations: Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855)
Years: Com. 1960; Perf. 1895 to 1900
Subjects: Essay; Plough Monday; Play; Itineraries; Full Text; Character No.1; Introducer; Character No.2; Recruiting Serjeant; Character No.3; Betsy Bellzie Bub; Character No.4; Lady; Character No.5; Doctor
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00405

Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.