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Rossendale Mummers


Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Whitworth, Grid Ref.: SD8818, Lat.& Long.: 53.6629, -2.1755


The group perform three plays. The main play being the Christmas Play, featuring The Black Ram, Saint George, Bessy Brown Bags, The Doctor, Old Father Christmas and The M.C. being performed at local markets, pubs and clubs in the week running up to Christmas. There are also two Summer plays




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 22-Dec-2013

1. - 14:30

Whitworth Band Club, Market St, Whitworth, Lancashire, OL12 8DP, England


Christmas carols concert by the Whitworth Vale and Healey brass band from about 1330hrs followed by our play about 1430hrs. Members club but day visitors welcome, if you have coins of the realm in your pocket you're in! Can be busy so come early for a seat or slide into the window seats when the band finishes playing and vacates that corner.


GMap 07-Jul-2013

1. - 12:00

The Crown, 19 Greave Rd, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 9HQ, England


We will be performing The Summer Play and The Trials Of Everyman as part of The Crown Affair day of dance. Bradshaw Mummers are usually at this event as well.


Other past years: 2010 (2), 2011 (2), 2012 (4), 2014 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (2), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1. Rossendale Mummers The Trials Of Everyman @ The Crown 7th July 2013 - Unverified link
You Tube - Video , 28-Feb-2014
2. The Trials Of Everyman - Unverified link
YouTube - Video , 27-Jun-2010
3. Christmas Play at Whitworth Band Club Dec. 2008 - Unverified link
You Tube - Photo(s) , 22-Dec-2008
4. Christmas Play - Unverified link
YouTube - Video , 21-Dec-2008


Mark Ambrose (

Part of:

Whitworth Rushcart Men


Re-established 2007 following a break of several years due to lack of performers

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