P.T.Millington Collection (1991)
Mrs. Barbara Faulconbridge (Inf.)
[Christmas Bullguysers Play and Bullguysing in Selston, Notts.]
Received 29th Jan.1991
Letter describing experiences of Bullguysing in Selston, Notts. Mrs.
Faulconbridge was associated with the custom as a girl, probably about
1940. She was not a performer herself, having to be content with Christmas
singing. The local Bullguysers "disappeared" when they discovered more
lucrative grounds in Somercotes and Alfreton. In later life she had taught the
play to her husband and sons for the entertainment of family and friends around
One of her sons witnessed a set of Guysers performing in Awsworth, Notts.,
during Christmas 1990.
Selston, Notts. (SK4553); Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253); Alfreton, Derbys. (SK4155); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649); Awsworth, Notts. (SK4844)
Perf. about 1940; Perf. 1990; Col. 1991
Bullguysing; Bullguysers; Christmas; Christmas Singing; Play; Guysers
Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00510
Last Updated Feb 1991 by Peter Millington.