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North Yorkshire

Middleton Mummers


Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Middleton, Cowling, Grid Ref.: SD9643, Lat.& Long.: 53.8877, -2.0547


All performers in the Group live in the hamlet of Middleton or nearby village. We perform a traditional combat play featuring a famous celebrity involved in an important issue of the day; the play also satirises issues currently in the news. This is to give relevance for a modern audience.




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 18-Dec-2005

1. - 12:45

Cowling, Middleton, North Yorkshire, England

2. - 13:30

Bay Horse, Ellers Rd, Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire, BD20 7LY

3. - 14:15

Kings Arms, High St, Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire, BD20 7LP

4. - 15:00

Black Bull, High St, Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire, BD20 7LP

5. - 16:00

Old White Bear, Keighley Rd, Cross Hills, North Yorkshire, BD20 7RN

6. - 17:00

Bay Horse, Keighley Rd, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AH


Other past years: 2004 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1)

Media Links:

1. Middleton Mummers Play - Middleton, Cowling - 17th Dec 2006 - Unverified link
YouTube - Video [10min 58sec], Joan Tindale, 17-Dec-2006
2. Middleton Mummers, North Yorkshire, England on the 19th Dec.2004 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], 19-Dec-2004


Mark Barnes (, Phone: 01535 637352
Address: 44 Middleton, Cowling, Keighley, West Yorkshire. BD22 0DQ


Tour 5 venues + one outside venue (weather permitting) in South Craven on last Sunday before Christmas Eve. Now disbanded?

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