The Hoodeners (St Nicholas and Sarre Hoodeners) [Website]
Folk Play-only Group
St Nicholas-at-Wade, Grid Ref.: TR2666, Lat.& Long.: 51.3519, 1.2533
Hoodening has gone on for over 200 years in East Kent, featuring Hooden Horses (wooden heads on poles with a sack-cloth 'coat'). It is performed in the week before Christmas / Winter Solstice. Songs are an important part; dance not at all.
Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (5), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2005 (4), 2008 (6), 2009 (4), 2010 (4), 2011 (2), 2013 (6)
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Ben Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), Phone: 01843 847701
There have been gaps of several years without any active hoodeners, but the current troupe has been performing regularly in pubs and private houses around Thanet since around 1966.
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