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England

Cheshire

Antrobus Soulcakers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Antrobus, Grid Ref.: SJ6479, Lat.& Long.: 53.3110, -2.5329

Description:

A traditional Cheshire Souling play performed on All Soul's Eve and the following 2 weekends. The Antrobus Gang are well established with continuity a distinguishing feature.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

 

Past events:

 

GMap 12-Nov-2011

1. -     -    

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Rd, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6JD, England

2. - 20:45

Drum and Monkey, The Avenue, Comberbach, Cheshire, CW9 6HT

3. - 21:30

Cock O' Budworth, Warrington Rd, Great Budworth, Cheshire, CW9 6HB

4. - 22:00

George and Dragon, High St, Great Budworth, Cheshire, CW9 6HF

5. - 22:30

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Rd, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6JD

Notes:

Times are fluid. If you are following the gang from pub to pub, please ensure that the locals can see the play. The gang will be collecting for Mid Cheshire Mencap and other local charities.

 

GMap 11-Nov-2011 - Provisional

1. -     -    

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Rd, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6JD, England

2. - 19:00

Antrobus Village Hall, School Lane, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6LB - Youth Group

3. - 21:30

Ring O'Bells, Chester Rd, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4AJ

4. - 22:00

Hatton Arms, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, WA4 4DB

5. - 22:30

Ring O' Bells, Northwich Rd, Lower Stretton, Cheshire, WA4 4NZ

Notes:

Timings are fluid. If you are following the gang from pub to pub, please ensure that the locals can see the play. The gang will be collecting for Mid Cheshire Mencap and other local charities.

 

GMap 10-Nov-2011

1. - 19:00

Antrobus School, School Lane, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6LB, England - School function

2. - 20:45

Pickering Arms, 1 Bell Lane, Thelwall, Cheshire, WA4 2SU

3. - 21:30

Saddlers Arms, 7 Bridgewater St, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AB

4. - 22:00

Spread Eagle Hotel, Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AG

5. - 22:30

Bulls Head, The Cross, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0HU

Notes:

Times are fluid. If you are following the gang from pub to pub, please ensure that the locals can see the play. The gang will be collecting for Mid Cheshire Mencap and other local charities.

 

GMap 05-Nov-2011 - Provisional

1. -     -    

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Rd, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6JD, England

2. - 20:45

Golden Pheasant, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Cheshire, WA16 9RX

3. - 21:30

The Smoker, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Cheshire, WA16 0TY

4. - 22:30

Salt Barge Inn, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

Notes:

Times are fluid. If you are following the gang from pub to pub, please ensure that the locals can see the play. The gang will be collecting for Mid Cheshire Mencap and other local charities.

 

GMap 04-Nov-2011

1. -     -    

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Rd, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6JD, England

2. - 20:45

Community Club, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, Cheshire, WA4 2SG

3. - 21:30

Thorn Inn, Grappenhall Lane, Appleton Thorn, Cheshire, WA4 4QX

4. - 22:00

Parish Club, Dudlow Green Rd, Appleton, Cheshire, WA4 5EQ - Parish Club

5. - 22:30

Red Lion, Runcorn Rd, Moore, Cheshire, WA4 6UD

Notes:

Times are fluid. If you are following the gang from pub to pub, please ensure that the locals can see the play. The gang will be collecting for Mid Cheshire Mencap and other local charities.

 

GMap 31-Oct-2011

1. -     -    

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Rd, Antrobus, Cheshire, CW9 6JD, England - Meeting point

2. - 20:45

Holly Bush Inn, Warrington Rd, Little Leigh, Cheshire, CW8 4QY - To be filmed by the BBC for a programme on winter customs

3. - 21:30

Maypole Inn, Hilltop Rd, Acton Bridge, Cheshire, CW8 3RA

4. - 22:00

Hazel Pear Inn, Hilltop Rd, Acton Bridge, Cheshire, CW8 3RA

5. - 22:30

Hanging Gate, Sandy Lane, Weaverham, Cheshire, CW8 3HG

Notes:

Timings are fluid. If you are following the gang from pub to pub, please ensure that the locals can see the play. The gang will be collecting for Mid Cheshire Mencap and other local charities.

 

Other past years: 2002 (7), 2003 (6), 2004 (5), 2005 (6), 2006 (6), 2007 (6), 2008 (6), 2009 (6), 2010 (6), 2012 (6), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (6), 2016 (6), 2017 (6), 2018 (6), 2019 (6), 2021 (6)

Media Links:

1. Antrobus Soulcakers 2008 - Validated link
Master Mummers - Photo(s) [4 images], Celia Kemp, 01-Nov-2008
2. Outside the Holly Bush, Little Leigh, Cheshire, England, 1st November 2004 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Duncan Broomhead, 01-Nov-2004
3. Outside the Holly Bush, Little Leigh, 31st October 2002 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [3 images], Duncan Broomhead, 31-Oct-2002
4. Antrobus Soul-Cakers 2000 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Duncan Broomhead, 2000

Contact:

Ian McCormack (wimccormack@btinternet.com)

Notes:

The Antrobus Gang are thought to have had performances continuously dating back hundreds of years.

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