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Derbyshire

Ripley Guisers (Ripley Morris) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ripley, Grid Ref.: SK4050, Lat.& Long.: 53.0499, -1.3958

Description:

We perform the Hammersmith Guisers Play, ( 5/6 characters, two songs) collected from Percy Cook, Hammersmith, Ripley, in 1983. Percy last performed the play in 1904. 40/50 performances every year since 1984, around Ripley, and in Nottinghamshire (Selston area). Strong local guiseing/bullguiseing tradition in mining area.12 local plays collected.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

 

Past events: 2001 (5), 2004 (3), 2005 (3), 2006 (1), 2009 (5), 2010 (5), 2011 (2), 2012 (5), 2013 (3), 2014 (3), 2015 (2), 2016 (2), 2017 (2), 2018 (2), 2019 (4)

Media Links:

1. Ripley Morris Facebook Page - Unverified link
Facebook - Photo(s) [Various], Graham Clarke, 20-Sep-2010
2. Ripley Guisers performing on the 7th December 2001 in Ripley Derbyshire, England - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [3 images], John Frearson, 07-Dec-2001

Contact:

Graham Clarke (greybags@aol.com), Phone: 01773603665

Part of:

Ripley Morris

Notes:

Fridays in December ,13/15 performances each night, in Ripley, Selston, Riddings, Swanwick, Somercotes, Codnor, Heage, Denby, Bullbridge, Crich. Collect for Ripley Hospital League of Friends. 1377 performances of the play, £39,527.95 raised for Ripley Hospital League of Friends.

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