M.W.Barley Collection (1953, G.Christian)
Garth Christian (Inf.)
[Christmas Guisers Play in Underwood, Notts.]
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.
Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Jacksdale, Notts. (SK4451); Uttoxeter, Staffs. (SK0933)
Perf. 1940s; Perf. 1951; Com. 1953
Text Fragments; Christmas; Guisers; Play; Beelzebub; Slasher; St. George; Doctor; Oliver Cromwell; Mummers; Itinerary
Maurice Willmore Barley (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00482
Last Updated Jan 1992 by Peter Millington.