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North Yorkshire

Wakeman Mummers [Website]


Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Ripon, Grid Ref.: SE3171, Lat.& Long.: 54.1382, -1.5178


The performers were a loosely-organised group that was 'formalised' in 1986, when Ripon celebrated 1,100 years of its Royal Charter as a City and so a specially-written play was performed during St Wilfrid's Week (1st week of August) on the market square, chronicling the granting of Ripon's Charter. This play has been performed in that week ever since.




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 01-Jan-2003

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Skelton on Ure, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, England


Other past years: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]


Jim Coulson (, Phone: +44 (0)1765 601010


As well as the Skelton-on-Ure play (revived and performed since 1980), we also perform the Topcliffe Play, which Jim Coulson collected in 1989; this is now performed between Xmas and New Year in the village of that name, 5 miles from Ripon.

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