1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Goathland (England)--Social life and customs.

  1. Goathland, North Yorkshire, sword dance photograph collection, ca. 1912-1950

    7 photographic prints : black and white; 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    A collection of black-and-white photographic prints, circa 1912 to 1950 of the Plough Stots Long Sword team from Goathland, North Yorkshire, England, in candid shots, formal poses, and in dance performance. Includes images of long swords, costumes, musical instruments, and the characters of Bessy (or Betty), Poss (Toss Pot) and Old Man. The identity of the photographer is unknown.