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England

Cheshire

Warburton Souling Play [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Warburton, Grid Ref.: SJ7089, Lat.& Long.: 53.4015, -2.4588

Description:

The Warburton Souling Play is based at the Saracen's Head in Warburton, Cheshire. The play was revived in 1978 with the original last being performed in the 1930s. The revived play continues with the first performance being on the 1st November each year followed by a further four nights at the beginning of November.

Established:

1978

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

 

Past events:

 

GMap 13-Nov-2010

1. - 14:30

St Werburgh's (new) Church, Bent Lane, Warburton, Cheshire, WA13 9TQ, England - Autumn Fair

2. - 16:00

[Private function], Warburton, Cheshire

3. - 19:00

Axe and Cleaver, School Lane, Dunham Massey, Cheshire, WA14 5RN

4. - 20:10

Farmers Arms, Rushgreen Rd, Heatley, Cheshire, WA13 9RD

5. - 20:45

Green Dragon, Mill Lane, Heatley, Cheshire, WA13 9SB

6. - 21:30

Saracens Head, Paddock Lane, Warburton, Cheshire, WA13 9TH

Notes:

Collecting for Cotebrook House in Oughtrington. There's always a possibility of last minute changes so please check back nearer the time.

 

GMap 12-Nov-2010

1. - 20:00

Greyhound Inn, Cow Lane, Ashley, Cheshire, WA150QR, England

2. - 20:45

Old Market Tavern, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DN

3. - 21:15

Malt Shovels, Stamford St, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1EY

4. - 21:45

Quarry Bank Inn, 151 Bloomsbury Lane, Timperley, Cheshire, WA15 6NY

5. - 22:15

The Railway, Ashley Rd, Hale, Cheshire, WA142UN

Notes:

Collecting for Cotebrook House in Oughtrington. There's always a possibility of last minute changes so please check back nearer the time.

 

GMap 11-Nov-2010

1. - 19:00

Bay Malton Hotel, Seamons Rd, Dunham Massey, Cheshire, WA14 5RA, England

2. - 20:15

Old Plough, 56 Green Lane, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, M33 5PG

3. - 21:00

The Steamhouse, Station Approach, Station Rd, Urmston, Lancashire, M41 9SB

4. - 21:30

Roebuck Hotel, Church Rd, Urmston, Lancashire, M41 6HD

5. - 22:30

Church Inn, Flixton, Urmston, Lancashire, M41 6HS

Notes:

Collecting for Cotebrook House in Oughtrington. There are a few areas to check out with the pubs themselves, with the possibility of extra performances. Check back nearer the time.

 

GMap 06-Nov-2010

1. - 20:40

Black Swan, 550 Manchester Rd, Hollins Green, Cheshire, WA3 6LA, England

2. - 21:15

Barn Owl, Warrington Lane, Agden Wharf, Cheshire, WA10 0SW

3. - 21:40

Wheatsheaf Inn, Higher Lane, Broomedge, Cheshire, WA13 0TR

4. - 22:15

Spread Eagle Hotel, Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AG

5. - 22:30

Bulls Head, The Cross, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0HU

Notes:

It is possible that the first two venues may be swapped round on the night. Collecting for Cotebrook House in Oughtrington.

 

GMap 05-Nov-2010

1. - 20:15

Legh Arms, Brook St, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EB, England

2. - 20:45

Lord Eldon, 27 Tatton St, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6AD

3. - 21:15

White Bear, 1 Canute Place, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6BQ

4. - 21:45

Cross Keys Hotel, 52 King St, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DT

5. - 22:30

Builders Arms, 63 Mobberley Rd, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EQ

Notes:

Collecting for Cotebrook House in Oughtrington. There's always a possibility of last minute changes so please check back nearer the time.

 

GMap 01-Nov-2010

1. - 20:00

Saracens Head, Paddock Lane, Warburton, Cheshire, WA13 9TH, England

2. - 21:15

Ye Olde No.3, Lymm Rd, Little Bollington, Cheshire, WA14 4TA

3. - 22:00

Jolly Thresher, 229 Higher Lane, Broomedge, Cheshire, WA13 0RN

4. - 22:30

Vine Inn, Barns Lane, Dunham Massey, Cheshire, WA14 5RU

Notes:

Collecting for Cotebrook House in Oughtrington.

 

Other past years: 2002 (5), 2003 (5), 2004 (5), 2005 (5), 2006 (6), 2007 (6), 2008 (5), 2009 (5), 2011 (6), 2012 (6), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (6), 2016 (6), 2017 (6), 2018 (6), 2019 (6)

Media Links:

1. Warburton Souling Play - Validated link
YouTube - Video [6min 16sec], Christopher Hobson, Nov-2008
2. 9th November 2002, Saracens Head, Warburton, Cheshire, England - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [3 images], Duncan Broomhead, 09-Nov-2002
3. Warburton Soulers 2000 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Duncan Broomhead, 2000

Contact:

Laurence Armstrong (laurence@larchfield.f9.co.uk), Phone: 0161 969 0215

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