Plough Play dates for January 2013

THE ANNUAL Calverton Plough Play has announced the dates and venues of its performances in January 2013. A traditional ‘mummers’ play, whose origins are lost in the mists of time and hangovers, the current Plough Play dates back to 1979 and is performed in pubs across our area.

From the archives: Richard Martin plays the Recruiting Sergeant and Nick West the Ribboner in the 2008 Calverton Plough Play

Performances are a variation of an old local tradition, based on scraps of an ancient script, and are given by “the good men and true of the Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society”, (or Crappps). The Crappps website is at

The Plough Play raises funds for the NSPCC, and has donated tens of thousands of pounds to the local branch (so if attending, and we certainly recommend doing so, please be prepared to put your hand in your pocket). Its cultural importance is underscored by being recognised by the National Traditional Drama Research Group as a tradition in its own right

Full details of the Jan 2013 fixtures:

Thursday 3 Jan 2013

Waggon and Horses, Bleasby – 8:00pm
Hearty Goodfellow, Southwell – 8:30pm
Dumbles, Southwell – 9:00pm
Final Whistle, Southwell – 9:45pm

Friday 4 Jan 2013

Admiral Rodney, Calverton – 7:15pm
The Green Dragon, Oxton – 7:45pm
The Plough, Farnsfield – 8:15pm
The Red Lion, Farnsfield – 8:35pm
The Fox and Hounds, Blidworth – 9:00pm
Cross Keys, Epperstone – 10:00pm
Nag’s Head, Woodborough – 10:25pm
Four Bells, Woodborough – 10:45pm

Saturday 5 Jan 2013

Calverton Working Men’s (Geordie) Club, Calverton –7:00pm
Springwater Restaurant, Calverton – 7:45pm
Springfield, Lowdham – 8:15pm
Ship Inn, Lowdham – 8:45pm
World’s End, Lowdham – 9:15pm
Woodlark, Lambley – 9:45pm
Gleaners, Calverton – 10:20pm
Admiral Rodney, Calverton – 10:40pm

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