I.T.Jones Collection


Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.)
The Idwal Jones Collection: Section2: W.I. Researches 1980-81
Gussau 46, 22359 Hamburg, Germany

Section 1: About 200 articles on folk plays and Plough Monday customs from Nottinghamshire newspapers found by systematic search through the following sources by Idwal Jones and Dave Crowther conducted between 1980 and 1982:

a. All December and January issues of the Retford and Gainsborough Times
from 1870 to 1901.
b. All January issues of the Nottinghamshire Guardian from 1880 to 1890.
c. The Local Notes and Queries scrapbooks in the Local Studies Section in the Nottingham City Library which contain the Local Notes and Queries columns of the Nottingham Weekly Express from 31st May 1888 to 10th Feb 1922 and the Nottinghamshire Guardian from 5th Jan 1887 to 10th June 1961.
d. The Doubleday Index and the Customs and Folklore boxes in the Local Studies Section, Nottingham City Library.
e. The local newspaper card indexes in the East Retford, Worksop, Newark, Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield public libraries.
f. The Mumming and Plough Monday cuttings file in the library of T.Bailey Forman Ltd.

Section 2: Just over 100 items relating to researches through Women's Institutes in 1980-81. The secretaries of the 147 branches of the W.I. in Nottinghamshire were asked to find out if any of their members or other people in their area knew anything about folk plays or Plough Monday customs.

Section 3: A few miscellaneous items encountered as a member of the Owd 'Oss Mummers between 1973 and 1990.

Index Terms:

Locations: Notts.
Years: Col. 1980 to 1982; Col. 1973 to 1990
Subjects: Letters; Women's Institute; Newspapers; Owd 'Oss Mummers; Plays
People: Dave Crowther (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00600

Last Updated Apr 2005 by Idwal Jones.