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Swettenham Soulers


Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Swettenham, Grid Ref.: SJ8067, Lat.& Long.: 53.2039, -2.2920


[None provided]


Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 31-Oct-2009

1. - 20:15

Red Lion, Dicklow Cob, Lower Withington, Cheshire, SK11 9EA, England

2. - 21:00

Swettenham Arms, Swettenham Rd, Swettenham, Cheshire, CW12 2LF

3. - 22:00

Swettenham Village Club, Swettenham, Cheshire, CW12 2LA - [Private Function]


This custom has a horse's head and songs, but is not a play as such.


Other past years: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2007 (1), 2008 (1)

Media Links:

1. Swettenham Souling Play 2007: Aview from inside the horse's head! - Validated link
YouTube - Video [1min 59sec], Simon Whomsley, 03-Nov-2007
2. Swettenham Soulers at the Red Lion, Lower Withington, Cheshire, England, 29th October 2004 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Duncan Broomhead, 29-Oct-2004
3. 1st November 2002 at a farm in Swettenham, the home of the late Mathew Hollinshead from whom the custom was collected, now the home of his daughter and her husband. - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [3 images], Duncan Broomhead, 01-Nov-2002
4. Swettenham Soulers 2000 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Duncan Broomhead, 2000


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Adlington Morris Men

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