R.Wood Collection (1985, F.Foster)


Frank Foster (Perf.)
[Ploughboys' play from Woodborough, Notts.]
R.Wood Collection, Tape-recorded 4th Mar.1985

Taped interview regarding the Ploughboys (Ploughboying) play performed by children in Woodborough, Notts., from about 1912 to 1916. It includes text fragments and the final song, although out of sequence, and there is a list of fellow performers. The characters were; Head Man, Easum Squeezum, Beelzebub/Rub-a-Dub, Big Belly Ben/The Big Man, Soldier, Doctor, and Farmer.

Index Terms:

Locations: Woodborough, Notts. (SK6347)
Years: Perf. about 1912 to 1916; Col. 1985
Subjects: Audio Tape; Ploughboys; Ploughboying; Play; Text Fragments; Song; Tune; Cast List; Head Man; Easum Squeezum; Beelzebub; Rub-a-Dub; Big Belly Ben; Big Man; Soldier; Doctor; Farmer
People: William Wright (Perf.); Cyril Wright (Perf.); Bid Hunt (Perf.); Harry Hunt (Perf.); Evelyn Orange (Perf.); Mrs. Rosemary Wood (Col.); Mike Bush (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00547 Transcript: Open Access;;
Mike Bush Collection, Calverton, Notts.

Last Updated Feb 1994 by Peter Millington.