I.T.Jones Collection (1981, Steemson - c)


Mr. Steemson (Inf.)
Oxton, Notts: Typed transcript of tape of converstaion with Mr Steemson 30/1/81
I.T.Jones Collection, Col. 30th January 1981, Ref.K4-4

Typed transcript of tape of visit to Mr Steemson, Doncaster Farm, Halloughton on 30th January 1981. His uncle had taken part in the Plough Monday play in Oxton in the 1890's. His father had seen the play many times and taught the lines to Mr Steemson when he was a boy. Characters in the play were: Man in Charge, Tom Fool, Eezum Squeezum, Farmer's Man, Lady, Doctor, Policeman and Recruiting Sergeant. He thought the play was performed up to the time of the Boer War. He remembers lads with blackened faces going round Oxton asking 'Please remember the Plough Boys' up to about 1910. He wrote out some pieces of the play for the Vicar of Thurgaton about 2 or 3 years previously. He suggested Bob Stubb in Oxton might know something about the play.

Index Terms:

Locations: Oxton, Notts. (SK6351)
Years: Col. 1981; Perf. 1890s; Perf. about 1910
Subjects: Plough Monday; Play; Man in Charge; Tom Fool; Eezum Squeezum; Farmer's Man; Lady; Doctor; Policeman; Recruiting Sergeant; Costumes
People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Bob Stubb (Inf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00634;
I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K4-4

Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.