M.W.Barley Collection (1953, G.Christian)


Garth Christian (Inf.)
[Christmas Guisers Play in Underwood, Notts.]
M.W.Barley Collection, Com. 25th Apr.1953, Ref.Ba P 1/35

Letter accompanying an Underwood text (M.W.Barley Collection, 1950, G.Christian). It includes text fragments for Beelzebub and Slasher from a Christmas Guisers play from Underwood, Notts., as performed in the 1940s and 1951. St. George, Doctor and Oliver Cromwell are also mentioned. Jacksdale Guisers also visited the village. He cites a "Derbyshire Advertiser" report of the Uttoxeter Mummers in 1952.

Index Terms:

Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Jacksdale, Notts. (SK4451); Uttoxeter, Staffs. (SK0933)
Years: Perf. 1940s; Perf. 1951; Com. 1953
Subjects: Text Fragments; Christmas; Guisers; Play; Beelzebub; Slasher; St. George; Doctor; Oliver Cromwell; Mummers; Itinerary
People: Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00482

Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.