M.W.Barley Collection (1954a)


Anon. (Inf.)
E. Bridgford [Plough Boys Itinerary]
M.W.Barley Collection, Col. 8th Jan.1954, Ref.Ba P 1/20

"At 5.0 pm. Plough Boys assembled at Smithy in village. There they dressed up, blacked faces from soot of forge. Go across to Straws Shop, then to his house. He was a big pig breeder. Ham cheese, pork pie, mince pies. After Straws House, then rest of village.

On other nights they did Carcolston, Newton, Shelford, Kneeton.

Beelzebub dressed in the largest hoop available, then sack & stuffing.

Money given to church in each village. This was about 1910. All this from Upton Park Keeper, Newark. His father was a waggoner.

Mr. Henry Bateman (aged 91 in 1954) used to train the team.

Lincs. men hired out in E. Bridgford would be in the team.

Remarks on Jan 8 1954."

Index Terms:

Locations: East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943); Carcolston, Notts. (SK7142); Newton, Notts. (SK6841); Shelford, Notts. (SK6642); Kneeton, Notts. (SK7146); Lincs.
Years: Col. 1954; Perf. about 1910
Subjects: Plough Boys; Play; Itinerary; Beelzebub; Costumes
People: Mr. Henry Bateman (Perf.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00459

Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.