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England

South Yorkshire

Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Handsworth, Grid Ref.: SK4086, Lat.& Long.: 53.3738, -1.3927

Description:

The Sword Dancers also perform a Derby Tup play, and other traditional mumming plays.

Established:

1870

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2014 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

handsworthsword@yahoo.co.uk, Phone: 0791 0913721 (Mob.)

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Harthill Tuppers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Harthill village. Nr. Sheffield

Description:

A local mining custom sometimes known as T'owd Tup

Established:

2004

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Derrek Leigh, member (derrekleigh@trunkles.wanadoo.co.uk)

Notes:

Traditional New Year custom, but the Harthill Tuppers have adapted it for performances at festivals and can supplement a 'show' with Morris dances, music & songs.

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Staffordshire

Armitage Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Lichfield, Grid Ref.: SK1109, Lat.& Long.: 52.6827, -1.8299

Description:

We perform the traditional 'Mummers Play' collected from Armitage, Staffordshire, in pubs around Armitage and Handsacre on New Years Day each year. We also occasionally attend festivals at other times of the year.

Established:

1979

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Peter Cole (peter204@hotmail.co.uk), Phone: 01543252758 (Home)

Part of:

Lichfield Morris Men

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Barlaston Wassailers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Barlaston, Grid Ref.: SJ8938, Lat.& Long.: 52.9438, -2.1577

Description:

A new mumming group who will perform on New Year's Eve in Barlaston and Stone, Staffordshire, the story of King Wulphere of Mercia and Anglo-Saxon warrior Beornwulf (who gave his name to Barlaston).

Established:

2015

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2018 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Tim Cockin (timcockin@yahoo.com), Phone: 01782 372067
Address: Grange Cottage, Malthouse Lane, Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST12 9AQ

Part of:

Barlaston Wassail

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Ryknild Rabble [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Lichfield, Grid Ref.: SK1109, Lat.& Long.: 52.6827, -1.8299

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Nigel Moss (rabble@risa.demon.co.uk), Phone: Day 01332 248465 - Eve 01283 790088

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Stafford Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Stafford, Grid Ref.: SJ9223, Lat.& Long.: 52.8087, -2.1113

Description:

We perfom local Guizer's plays around Christmas, most frequently the Burntwood Play

Established:

1957

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (5), 2004 (5), 2005 (4), 2006 (4), 2008 (5), 2009 (4), 2013 (4), 2014 (1), 2019 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

John Edwards (john@staffordmorris.org.uk), Phone: 01785 823067

Notes:

Affiliated to the Morris Ring

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Uttoxeter Guisers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Uttoxeter, Grid Ref.: SK0933, Lat.& Long.: 52.8985, -1.8588

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s)

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Suffolk

Famous Freston Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Freston, Grid Ref.: TM1638, Lat.& Long.: 52.0071, 1.1547

Description:

A revival group that performed in the 1970s and 1980s.

Established:

1978

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Martin Waller (martin@the-wallers.net)

Notes:

The website includes a photo dated c.1988. They appear to be no longer performing.

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Hoxon Hundred [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Hoxne, Grid Ref.: TM1777, Lat.& Long.: 52.3520, 1.1941

Description:

Hoxon Hundred was formed as a folk club but members quickly began performing traditional dance and a natural extension of that was to perform a mummers play when dancing on boxing day. A variety of play adaptations have been performed over the years.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2010 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

John Grayling (john.grayling@virgin.net), Phone: 01379 890103

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Morris Men of Little Egypt [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Glemsford, Grid Ref.: TL8248, Lat.& Long.: 52.1043, 0.6651

Description:

Mummers Play performed annually at Christmas and on Plough Monday

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2010 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Brian Stephens, Bagman (millhill20@hotmail.com), Phone: 01787 280721

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Sproughton Long Blades [Website]

Category:

Sword Dance Group

Home Town:

Sproughton, Grid Ref.: TM1244, Lat.& Long.: 52.0576, 1.1000

Description:

Sword dance side formed in 2006, performing figures from the Goathland, Helmsley, Greatham and North Skelton longsword dances and the Skelton and Freston Mummers Plays.

Established:

2006

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2008 (3), 2009 (3), 2010 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Mike Everett (mike.r.everett@btinternet.com), Phone: 01473 742334 (Home)
Address: Corner Cottage, 2 Lower Street, Sproughton, Ipswich IP8 3AA

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Sproughton village

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Sproughton, Grid Ref.: TM1244, Lat.& Long.: 52.0576, 1.1000

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Mike Everett (mike.r.everett@btinternet.com), Phone: 01473 742334

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Stour Valley Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Glemsford, Grid Ref.: TL8248, Lat.& Long.: 52.1043, 0.6651

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2005 (1), 2012 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Steve Clarke (stephen.clarke@ukonline.co.uk)

Part of:

Morris Men of Little Egypt

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Suffolk Howlers [Website]

Category:

Special Festival Troupe

Home Town:

Kentwell Hall, Grid Ref.: TL8647, Lat.& Long.: 52.0944, 0.7211

Description:

We are the Suffolk Howlers, a mummers group born out of the great Tudor historical recreation that takes place each year at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk. We also perform at other events including Thames Festival, Secret Garden Festival and each year at the National Gallery on St Georges Day.

Established:

2003

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Nathan Pierce (itsalloneword@gmail.com)

Part of:

Kentwell Hall

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Surrey

Buckland Shag Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Reigate, Grid Ref.: TQ2550, Lat.& Long.: 51.2393, -0.2020

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1987

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

John Harrington (johnh@bucklandshagmorrismen.com)

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Caterham Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Caterham, Grid Ref.: TQ3355

Description:

A new Mummers Team performing during the Caterham festival, based on the Crockham Mummers play but with the Surrey/Caterham Twist

Established:

2016

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Pete Dommett (shopping4me@hotmail.co.uk), Phone: 07776187373 or 07776187373
Address: C/O Computer Solutions, 5a High Street, Caterham

Part of:

Caterham Round Table

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Chiddingfold Tipteerers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Chiddingfold, Grid Ref.: SU9535, Lat.& Long.: 51.1103, -0.6356

Description:

Christmas Tipteering and St. Georges Day Pub plays! Performing a revitalised village folk play - purely for fun, (and perpetuation of tradition of course!).

Established:

2003

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (3), 2011 (1), 2012 (2), 2013 (1), 2017 (1), 2018 (2)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s)

Contacts:

John Cowburn (jj.cowburn@btinternet.com), Phone: 0781 4593083

 

Jane, Burton (jane.burton@btinternet.com), Phone: 0148 3417618

Notes:

Resurrected from a script that was last performed in 1936 approx.

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Cup Hill Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Godalming, Grid Ref.: SU9743, Lat.& Long.: 51.1819, -0.6049

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2008 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Godalming Guisers

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Godalming, Grid Ref.: SU9743, Lat.& Long.: 51.1819, -0.6049

Description:

Godalming Guisers are made up of dancers and musicians from local Morris sides Pilgrim Morris Men, Mayflower Morris, and Fleur de Lys Morris, plus artisans and bell ringers.

Established:

2010

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (2), 2014 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1), 2018 (1), 2019 (1), 2021 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Phil Gorton (phil.gorton@btinternet.com), Phone: 01483 420763

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Godalming Tipteerers [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Godalming, Grid Ref.: SU9743, Lat.& Long.: 51.1819, -0.6049

Description:

We are a group of Mummers and Morris Dancers from in and around Godalming in Surrey.

Established:

2016

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2016 (2), 2017 (1), 2019 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Jane Burton, Fleur de Lys Morris Bag (fleursbag@btinternet.com), Phone: 01483417619 (Home)

Notes:

Fleur de Lys Ladies' Morris and Cuphill Morris come together with Haslemere Mummerers.

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