Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1960, S.Fisher)


Mrs. Sylvia Fisher (Auth.)
Memories of a Villager [Plough Monday at East Bridgford, Notts.]
Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, Written 12th Mar.1960, Ref.DD/121/1/13, 6pp.

Entry to an essay competition on old village life at East Bridgford, Notts. It Includes the following (pp.5-6);

"Plough Monday would see the ploughmen and waggoners going their rounds with a Mumming play. One of my earliest memories is of their visit, but I was much too scared by their masks to do more than peep from behind my mother's skirts. I vaguely recollect St. George and Doctor who announced that he could cure.

'The itch, the pitch, the palsy and gout,
Pains within and pains without.'"

Index Terms:

Locations: East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943)
Years: Col. 1960
Subjects: Essay; Plough Monday; Mumming Play; St. George; Doctor; Text Fragment; Play
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00411

Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.