Calverton Plough Play tradition moves online due to Covid

 Calverton Plough Play tradition moves online due to Covid

PICTURED: The Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society

A group in Calverton who have raised thousands for charity by performing an age-old play in local pubs is being forced to continue the tradition online due to coronavirus.

The Calverton Plough Play, a time-honoured and much-revered tradition, is performed around the borough each January by the Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society – or CRAPPPS for short.

The performance of a Plough play is believed to have started in Nottinghamshire around the 17th century and was organised by ploughmen to mark the start of the agriculture year following Christmas.

Sadly, due to the pandemic, pubs have been forced to shut their doors, meaning the play will now be performed live online to keep the tradition online.

PERFORMANCE: A picture of CRAPPPS members performing the Plough Play back in 2016

The group has performed the play every year since 1978, raising more than £26k for Nottinghamshire NSPCC in the process.

The play will be live streamed at 8.30pm tonight (January 16) on Youtube and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4JVdnjxD3I

People will be able to watch the play after the live event.

As in previous years, there will be collection for the NSPCC charity, this time via a Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/crapppsploughplay

You can read more about the Calverton Plough Play at the CRAPPPS website: https://ploughboys.wordpress.com/

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