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Do you recognise this costume?

Millington, Peter (2008) Do you recognise this costume? English Dance & Song, 70 (4). pp. 18-19. ISSN 0013-8231


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This illustrated article disusses a English mummers' costume, bearing the date 1829, that recently turned up at an antiques gallery in New York. Although the provenance is unknown, it is similar to the costumes of the clowns who accompanied swords dancers and plough plays in Yorkshire and the East Midlands. The closest match is with the clowns of the village of Bellerby, North Yorkshire, so it may have come from near there.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: costume, sword dancers, mummers, Yorkshire, Bellerby, clowns, plough plays, East Midlands
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (Sheffield) > Department of English Literature (Sheffield) > National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Peter Millington
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2009 19:32
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 04:01
Status: Published
Publisher: English Folk Dance and Song Society
Refereed: No
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5233

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