I.T.Jones Collection (1981, G.Durrage)
Mrs. Grace Durrage (Inf.)
East Leake, Notts: Letter from Mrs Grace Durrage 5/2/81
Com. 5th Feb.1981, Ref.K11-2
Letter from Mrs Durrage, West Leake, enclosed with questionnaire from
Mrs Judson (TD00678). She remembers celebrating Plough Monday with other
children around 1922. They blackened their faces, dressed in old clothes
and tied binder twine round their waists. They walked from West Leake
to East Leake, where they knocked on people's doors saying 'please remember
the plough'. They chanted a verse which began "In comes I old Bel-ze-bug.
In my hand I carry a club."
East Leake, Notts. (SK5526)
Com. 1981; Perf. about 1922
Letter; Plough Monday; Bel-ze-bug; House Visiting
Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Mrs. I. W. Judson (Intermediary)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00679;
I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.K11-2
Last Updated Oct 2004 by Idwal Jones.