M.W.Barley Collection (1953, J.D.Crossland & R.Morris)


Mr. J. D. Crossland (Inf.); Mr. R. Morris (Inf.)
E. Bridgford: Plough Monday Play
M.W.Barley Collection, Col. 1953, Ref.Ba P 1/20

Textual fragments (54 lines) and description of a Plough Bullocking play from East Bridgford, Notts., last performed about 1912 for a week at Plough Monday. The characters are; Tom Fool, Eezum-Squeezum, Old Lady or Beelzebub, Doctor, Farmer's Boy, Soldier and Joey. "Apparently at an earlier stage they carried a plough."

Index Terms:

Locations: East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943)
Years: Col. 1953; Ceased about 1912
Subjects: Text Fragments; Plough Bullocking; Play; Plough Monday; Tom Fool; Eezum-Squeezum; Old Lady; Beelzebub; Doctor; Farmer's Boy; Soldier; Joey; Plough Trailing
People: Miss E. M. Paling (Col.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00456

Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.