T.Ratcliffe Collection (1915)
*Thomas Ratcliffe (Auth.)
*The owd Hoss [from Whitwell and Barlborough, Derbys.]
*Detailed description of the play of "Th' Owd Hoss", performed in 1895
by farm lads from the Whitwell and Barlborough district, Derbys., and also
performed in Worksop, Notts. The characters included the Horse and Betty or
This information comes from a manuscript in Nottingham Central Library, Local
History Section. It gives the source as "From early 20th mss in possession of
A.Cockburn". Although Thomas Ratcliffe is not named, Anne Cockburn is known to
have done research on a notebook of Ratcliffe's which she had acquired. The
subject matter, and the Worksop also ties in with his other publications.
Worksop, Notts. (SK5879); Whitwell, Derbys. (SK5276); Barlborough, Derbys. (SK4778)
Play; "Th' Owd Hoss"; Horse; Betty; Bet
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00521;
Anne Cockburn Collection, Original;;
Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.