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England

Derbyshire

Ripley Guisers (Ripley Morris) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ripley, Grid Ref.: SK4050, Lat.& Long.: 53.0499, -1.3958

Description:

We perform the Hammersmith Guisers Play, ( 5/6 characters, two songs) collected from Percy Cook, Hammersmith, Ripley, in 1983. Percy last performed the play in 1904. 40/50 performances every year since 1984, around Ripley, and in Nottinghamshire (Selston area). Strong local guiseing/bullguiseing tradition in mining area.12 local plays collected.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (5), 2004 (3), 2005 (3), 2006 (1), 2009 (5), 2010 (5), 2011 (2), 2012 (5), 2013 (3), 2014 (3), 2015 (2), 2016 (2), 2017 (2), 2018 (2)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Graham Clarke (greybags@aol.com), Phone: 01773603665

Part of:

Ripley Morris

Notes:

Fridays in December ,13/15 performances each night, in Ripley, Selston, Riddings, Swanwick, Somercotes, Codnor, Heage, Denby, Bullbridge, Crich. Collect for Ripley Hospital League of Friends. 1310 performances of the play, £36,500 raised for Ripley Hospital League of Friends.

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