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East Sussex

World Famous Ashdown Mummers (Ashdown Mummers) [Website]


Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Forest Row, Grid Ref.: TQ4234, Lat.& Long.: 51.0961, 0.0319


We have perform a traditional Sussex Mummers’ Play every year since 1973 around the villages of the Ashdown Forest in the winter. We also dance some of the lesser known Morris traditions in the summer.




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 18-Dec-2021

1. - 12:00

Hatch Inn, Coleman's Hatch, East Sussex, TN7 4EJ, England

2. - 13:30

Stand Up Inn, High St, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2HN

3. - 15:00

Laughing Fish, Station Rd, Isfield, East Sussex, TN22 5XB

4. - 18:30

Cooper's Arms, St John's Gate, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1SN

5. - 20:00

Foresters Arms, High St, Fairwarp, East Sussex, TN22 3BP


Back-to-Basics for this year's Mummers Tour of The Ashdown Forest. Last year due to Covid restrictions we could not perform in pubs so maintained continuity by performing on The Ashdown Forest to an audience of one woman and a dog, and uploaded a video of the play to YouTube. For this year’s play we have decided to go back-to-basics and do the play in the style that it was performed in the past. Our coats of tatters are similar to those worn by Sussex mummers in old photographs.


Other past years: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2010 (3), 2012 (2), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2016 (2), 2017 (2), 2018 (2)

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[None registered]


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