FTX-036 - THE NUTTING GIRL

DOWN AT OLD BLAXHALL SHIP

SING-SONG IN A SUFFOLK PUB

This weekly event, recorded in 1953 was also filmed by Peter Kennedy in 1955, titled "Health to the Barley Mow", it took place every Saturday night when veteran singers would gather in "The Ship" public house at Blaxhall, near Woodbridge in Suffolk. Opening the evening's entertainment, Chairman, 'Wickets' Richardson, bangs a cribbage board on the bar counter and calls on the singers in the public bar to swill back their beer and give the company a song
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Bob Scarce singing
NUTTING GIRL Cyril Poacher - WHEN PADDY STOLE THE ROPE Bob Scarce - BLACKBIRD Joe Rowe - DOLPHIN Jack French - M-O-N-E-Y (landlord) Arthur Hewitt - NANCY OF YARMOUTH Fred Ling - ROAMING BLADE or NEWLYN TOWN Bob Scarce - FLASH COMPANY Eli 'Sterry' Durrant - SAILOR AND HIS TRUELOVE Arthur Smith - MAGGIE MAY Geoffrey Ling - BROOM-FIELD WAGER Poacher - MAID & THE MAGPIE Alderman Ling - POACHING Bob Scarce - JONES'S ALE 'Spuds' Bailey - BOLD GENERAL WOLFE Bob Scarce - HEALTH TO THE BARLEY MOW Jack French
Exterior of "The Ship"
 
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