M.W.Barley Collection (1950, L.Butler - a)
Lawrence Butler (Col.)
[Tunes and Notes on Plough Plays]
Com. 30th Dec.1953
Letter about Plough Plays, containing tunes and numerous three tunes to the play from Colsterworth,
(Collected from Mr.E.Shields) mentioning the characters Recruiting Sergeant,
Farmers Boy and Serving Girl. The tunes are given to the final song from East
Drayton, Notts., (collected from Canon R.F.Wilkinson), and to a folk song "The
Wrestling Match" or "Bill Scrimshaw" from Lenton, Lincs. The play tunes were
collected in December 1953.
A number of original references are given in the following passage;
"Although you have ommitted the list of villages where the dance was known to
exist, I can add to it from my grandmother's knowledge - Bingham, Granby, Elton;
from Mrs. Atkins of Shelford - Radcliffe-on-Trent and Cotgrave; from Mrs. Mee of
Shelford - Empingham, Rutland (with account of their dress)"
References to published work include; J.P.Briscoe (1876), J.P.Briscoe (1878),
E.L.Guilford (1942), J.Needham & A.L.Peck (1936) [should be 1933], and
J.E.F.D.S.S.? (1937) [probably A.R.Wright & T.E.Lones (1938).]
Colsterworth, Lincs. (SK9224); East Drayton, Notts. (SK7775); Lenton, Lincs. (TF0230); Bingham, Notts. (SK7039); Elton, Notts. (SK7638); Granby, Notts. (SK7536); Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts. (SK6438); Cotgrave, Notts. (SK6435); Empingham, Rutland (SK9408)
Letter; Plough Plays; Tunes; Recruiting Sergeant; Farmers Boy; Serving Girl; Folk Song; "The Wrestling Match"; "Bill Scrimshaw"; Dance; Briscoe,J.P. (1876); Briscoe,J.P. (1878); Guilford,E.L. (1942); Needham,J. & Peck,A.L. (1933); Wright,A.R. & Lones,T.E. (1938)
Mrs. Atkins (Inf.); Mrs. Mee (Inf.); Mr. E. Shields (Perf.); Canon R. F. Wilkinson (Inf.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00461
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.