M.W.Barley Collection (1953, W.Kay)


Mr. W. Kay (Inf.)
Plough Plays [Somercotes, Derbys.]
*M.W.Barley Collection, Com. 20th Apr.1953 & 23rd Apr.1953

Brief note and follow-up postcard about a Plough Monday play at Somercotes, Derbys. The note reads;

"Mr.W.Kay, Ford Farm, Higham, Derbyshire was brought up at Somercotes, s.e. of Alfreton, and remembered performance of Plough Monday Play there.", to which is added the comment "Includes Beelzebub but is almost certainly Mummer."

The postcard reads;

"Mr. Kay is certain Somercotes play held on Plough Monday. He recalls that farmers attended church on previous day, then on the Monday held a Supper at which their 'Sketches' were performed. I have asked him to write down as much of dialogue as he can remember, a list of characters and an outline of the action."

Index Terms:

Locations: Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253)
Years: Com. 1953
Subjects: Plough Monday; Beelzebub; Play; Church Service; Supper
People: A. H. Thornton (Col.); Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00478

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.

Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.