A Nottinghamshire January

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This site is intended as a promotion for the forthcoming book A Nottinghamshire Calendar which will be out later in the year. Full details of the events and customs displayed will be found in this important work.

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Unique customs, events this month….

Plough Monday plays

www.ournottinghamshire.org.uk/page_id__783_path__0p2p133p.aspx

Calverton Plough Monday play – performed here by the CRAPPPS read more here

ploughboys.wordpress.com/

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Dolphin Morris perform their Plough Monday play around Gotham Dolphin Morris

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The Muskham Pinkies perform their Plough Monday play with the Rattlejag Morris as warm up in Newark Market square Plough
Boys Play – northmuskham

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The Nottingham Foresters do their Plough Monday play in the Long Gallery of Nottingham Castle

www.forestersmorris.org.uk

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Newark Plough Sunday blessing

http://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Procession-to-Plough-Sunday-service

http://nottinghamshirenotes.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/plough-sunday-newark.html#!/2009/01/plough-sunday-newark.html

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Burn’s night, the Lion, Basford, Nottingham

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A warm welcome assured at the Lion click

www.thelionatbasford.co.uk/

for their events and other details.

One thought on “A Nottinghamshire January

  1. Moira Ruff on October 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm said: [Edit]
    Boxing Day 26th December: Rattlejag Morris Boxing Day Tour. Rattlejag Morris have never failed to appear at a couple of north Nottinghamshire pubs on Boxing Day, whatever the weather, for the last 11 years of their existence. They continue a tradition started by the now defunct Broadstone Morris, a men’s Cotswold Morris side, both centred on Retford, Notts. In 2013 they will yet again be at the Blue Bell in Gringley-on-the-Hill at 12 noon and at the Blacksmith’s Arms in Everton at 1.00pm. Both historic hostelries serve good ale and food, the Blacksmith’s serving a Hog Roast on the day especially, and their will be traditional music sessions in both pubs after the dancing. Come along and bring all the family!

    And don’t forget they have also continued the Broadstone tradition of dancing out at dawn on 1st May on the ancient castle mound in a field next to Laxton, Notts – the last area working the Anglo-Saxon strip farming methods. Barbecued bacon butties and beer served after the dancing and you can also go on a Dawn Chorus nature ramble across the Laxton fields afterwards.
    Many morris sides across the country carry out these two traditions, both recorded in history – didn’t Cecil Sharp become interested in collecting morris dances on early 20thC Boxing Day? – but modern sides are creating new local customs around these dates in the spirit of the old also.
    Rattlejag often accompany Muskham Pinkies plough players when they perform in Newark and pubs in Nth Muskham and Bathley, usually on the Saturday before the Epiphany, 6th January.

    Rattlejag Morris are a mixed side and the only one performing dances from Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire – see their website at http://www.rattlejagmorris.org.uk for more information.
    Cheers
    Moira Ruff

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    pixyledpublications on October 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm said: [Edit]
    Thanks Moira. Hope to see ringing the bells and sweeping the floor soon…it’ll soon be plough Monday.

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