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England

Kent

The Hoodeners (St Nicholas and Sarre Hoodeners) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

St Nicholas-at-Wade, Grid Ref.: TR2666, Lat.& Long.: 51.3519, 1.2533

Description:

Hoodening has gone on for over 200 years in East Kent, featuring Hooden Horses (wooden heads on poles with a sack-cloth 'coat'). It is performed in the week before Christmas / Winter Solstice. Songs are an important part; dance not at all.

Established:

1800

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

 

Past events:

 

GMap 23-Dec-2013

1. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

 

GMap 21-Dec-2013

1. - 21:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF, England

2. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 20-Dec-2013

1. - 18:00

Harbour Cafe, 10 The Parade, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EZ, England

2. - 19:30

Village Hall, 120 Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JQ

3. - 21:00

Sun Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NP

4. - 22:00

Wantsum Community and Sports Association, Bell Meadow, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PX

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 19-Dec-2013

1. - 19:00

All Saints Church, The Square, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9AF, England

2. - 20:30

Red Lion, Canterbury Rd, Wingham, Kent, CT3 1BB

 

GMap 18-Dec-2013

1. - 20:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 20:45

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF

 

GMap 14-Dec-2013

1. - 15:00

Ramsgate Brewery, Pysons Road Industrial Estate, Ramsgate, Kent, CT10 2YD, England

2. - 16:00

Great Tree, 1 Margate Rd, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 7SP

 

GMap 21-Dec-2011 - Provisional

1. - 19:30

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 17-Dec-2011 - Provisional

1. - 15:00

The Ramsgate Brewery, Pysons Road Industrial Estate, Ramsgate, Kent, CT10 2YD, England - QV www.ramsgatebrewery.co.uk

2. - 16:30

Margate Museum, Old Town, Margate, Kent, CT9 1ER - QV www.facebook.com/pages/Margate-Museum/174301432626799?sk=info

3. - 18:00

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Market Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EU - QV www.thelifeboat-margate.com

4. - 21:00

Wantsum Sports Association, Bell Meadow, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PX - QV www.wantsumsports.co.uk

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 23-Dec-2010

1. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 22-Dec-2010

1. - 19:30

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 21:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 21-Dec-2010

1. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB, England

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 17-Dec-2010

1. - 21:00

Village Hall, 120 Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JQ, England

Notes:

Check www.hoodening.org.uk for updates

 

GMap 23-Dec-2009

1. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

 

GMap 22-Dec-2009

1. - 20:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF, England

2. - 21:00

White Stag, Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JF

3. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 21-Dec-2009

1. - 20:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 21:00

The Saddler, 7-9 Monkton Rd, Minster, Kent, CT12 4EA

 

GMap 19-Dec-2009

1. - 18:00

Quex Barn, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BB, England

2. - 21:00

Crown and Sceptre, Acol, Kent, CT7 0JA

3. - 22:00

Sun Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NP

 

GMap 23-Dec-2008

1. - 19:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT

 

GMap 22-Dec-2008

1. - 20:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF, England

2. - 21:00

White Stag, Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JF

 

GMap 20-Dec-2008

1. - 21:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

2. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 19-Dec-2008

1. - 18:30

Quex Barn, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BB, England

2. - 21:00

Crown and Sceptre, Acol, Kent, CT7 0JA

 

GMap 16-Dec-2008

1. - 20:30

The Rodney, Garlinge, Kent, CT9 5LR, England

 

GMap 04-Dec-2008

1. - 20:30

Whitstable Folk Club, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1QP, England

 

GMap 23-Dec-2005

1. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

 

GMap 22-Dec-2005

1. - 20:00

White Stag, Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JF, England

2. - 22:00

King's Head, Sarre, Kent

 

GMap 21-Dec-2005

1. - 20:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 21:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF

3. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 20-Dec-2005

1. - 22:00

St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England

 

GMap 23-Dec-2004

1. - 21:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

2. -     -    

Sun Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NP

 

GMap 22-Dec-2004

1. - 20:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 21-Dec-2004

1. - 21:00

White Stag, Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JF, England

2. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT

 

GMap 20-Dec-2004

1. - 21:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF, England

2. - 21:45

King's Head, Sarre, Kent

 

GMap 23-Dec-2003

1. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT, England

 

GMap 22-Dec-2003

1. - 20:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 21:00

White Stag, Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JF

3. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 19-Dec-2003

1. - 20:00

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF, England

2. - 22:00

King's Head, Sarre, Kent

 

GMap 20-Oct-2003

1. - 22:00

Sun Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NP, England

 

GMap 23-Dec-2002

1. - 22:00

Sun Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NP, England

 

GMap 21-Dec-2002

1. - 20:00

Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0PW, England

2. - 22:00

Bell Inn, The Street, St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, CT7 0NT

 

GMap 20-Dec-2002

1. - 19:30

Powell Arms, Birchington, Kent, England

2. - 22:00

Gate Inn, Boyden Gate, Marshside, Kent, CT3 4EB

 

GMap 19-Dec-2002

1. - 20:30

Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF, England

2. - 21:30

King's Head, Sarre, Kent

 

GMap 18-Dec-2002

1. - 20:30

White Stag, Monkton St, Monkton, Kent, CT12 4JF, England

Media Links:

1. Christmas horseplay in east Kent - Validated link
BBC - Video [6min 53sec], Hamish Reid, 14-Dec-2009

Contact:

Ben Jones (mastermummers@ozaru.plus.com), Phone: 01843 847701

Notes:

There have been gaps of several years without any active hoodeners, but the current troupe has been performing regularly in pubs and private houses around Thanet since around 1966.

Update: Directory entry / Performances / Media Links

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