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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 21-Dec-2008

1. - 17:00

Middleton Bottom, Gill Lane, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0DQ, England - Outside, floodlit

2. - 17:45

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

3. - 18:30

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

4. - 19:15

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

5. - 20:00

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

6. - 21:00

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


The first venue is floodlit, outside and dependent on dry weather. The other performances will take place inside the pubs. Each performance is about 15 minutes.


Other past years: 2004 (1), 2005 (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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