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England

Derbyshire

Melbourne Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Melbourne, Grid Ref.: SK3825, Lat.& Long.: 52.8207, -1.4332

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2011

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Brian crosbie (b.crosbie@yahoo.co.uk)

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Parwich Guizers and Mummers (Brothm Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Parwich, Grid Ref.: SK1854, Lat.& Long.: 53.0874, -1.7252

Description:

Parwich Guizers and Mummers have been performing their ancient play for the last 25 years. This guizing play used to be performed in Biggin-by-Hartington in the 1930s and perhaps for many years before.

Performances:

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

Media Links:

1 link to News article, 1 link to Video

Contact:

Rob Francis (rob-francis@virgin.net)

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Ripley Guisers (Ripley Morris Men) [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)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

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

Part of:

Ripley Morris Men

Notes:

Performed Fridays in December ,13/15 performances each night, in different areas around Ripley, Derbyshire, including Selston, Jacksdale, Riddings, Swanwick, Somercotes, Codnor, Heage, Denby, Bullbridge, Crich. Always collect for Ripley Hospital League of Friends. Over £30,000 collected.

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Tidza Guisers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Tideswell, Grid Ref.: SK1575, Lat.& Long.: 53.2768, -1.7759

Description:

Performs traditional Tideswell folklore - the Tidza Saw Y'Eds - and poems - The Drunken Butcher of Tideswell - in Wakes Week (week nearest 24th June) each year.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Gerard Rogers (theatre@tideswell.net)

Part of:

Tideswell Theatre

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Winster Guisers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Winster, Grid Ref.: SK2460, Lat.& Long.: 53.1408, -1.6337

Description:

Traditional hero combat play similar to Soulcaking ( horse included) . Photo exists of team in Winster @1870.Current team have been performing since late 1970's.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2005 (4), 2006 (4), 2008 (4), 2009 (4), 2012 (4), 2014 (4), 2015 (4), 2016 (4)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Allan Stone (allanstone89@gmail.com), Phone: 01629-650158
Address: 1,Wyntor Avenue, Winster, Matlock.DE4 2DU

Notes:

Performance dates are given on the Winster website.

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Devon

Dartington Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Dartington, Grid Ref.: SX7862, Lat.& Long.: 50.4491, -3.7115

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2005 (2), 2006 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Iain Davison (bagman@dartingtonmorrismen.org.uk), Phone: 01803 360990

Notes:

Morris Ring

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Dartmoor Border Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Meavy, Grid Ref.: SX5467, Lat.& Long.: 50.4886, -4.0514

Description:

We are a mixed, family Morris side of various ages both young and old who perform a traditional Resurrection mummers play with a twist!

Established:

2001

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2005 (3), 2006 (2), 2013 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contacts:

Mark Tregaskis, Bagman (treggie@blueyonder.co.uk), Phone: 01752 299700
Address: 34, Cramber close, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7AZ

 

Lis Richards (lisrichards@btinternet.com)

Notes:

Affiliated to the Morris Federation

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Grimspound Border Mummers

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Bishopsteignton, Grid Ref.: SX9073, Lat.& Long.: 50.5510, -3.5470

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2013 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Gil' Gill, Treasurer (gibgill@gmail.com)

 

Lee Merry, Bagman (bagman@grimspound.org.uk)

Part of:

Grimspound Border Morris Dancers

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Lodestone Mummers [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Tavistock, Grid Ref.: SX4774, Lat.& Long.: 50.5508, -4.1533

Description:

Reviving the Mummers tradition in the Tavistock area with St George and Turkish Knight and company.

Established:

2007

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2008 (1), 2009 (2), 2010 (1), 2012 (2), 2014 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (2), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Master Mummer (morrisdancersofengland@googlemail.com)
Address: 17 Monksmead, Tavistock, PL19 8ER

Part of:

Lodestone Border Morris

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Lympstone Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Exmouth, Grid Ref.: SY0080, Lat.& Long.: 50.6197, -3.4066

Description:

Perform the traditional Lympstone play annually around the village pubs, usually on the Saturday before Christmas.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2014 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Tony Day, Phone: 01395 268653

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North Devon Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

West Down, Grid Ref.: SS5142, Lat.& Long.: 51.1624, -4.1251

Description:

North Devon Mummers have maintained their tradition in village pubs since 1970, collecting for a selected local charity each year. Performances take place at approx. 9 p.m. and are followed by a session of tunes and songs fit for Christmas time.

Established:

1970

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (6), 2002 (2), 2003 (9), 2004 (7), 2005 (8), 2006 (11), 2007 (2), 2008 (8), 2009 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Barbara and Francis Verdigi, Master Mummers (fandb@sosi.net), Phone: 01271 813843

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Plymouth Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Plymouth, Grid Ref.: SX4854, Lat.& Long.: 50.3710, -4.1353

Description:

An Elizabethan play featuring Queen Elizabeth 1, Sir Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh and the King of Spain

Established:

2005

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2009 (4), 2010 (4), 2011 (4), 2012 (5), 2013 (6), 2014 (5), 2015 (5), 2016 (7), 2017 (4)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Andy King (andy.king28@blueyonder.co.uk), Phone: 01752 300758 (Home) or 07708590704 (Mob.)
Address: 4 Drakes Close, Plymouth, PL6 5XL

Part of:

Plymouth Morris Men

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Sidmouth Traditional Mummers (Sidmouth Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Sidmouth, Grid Ref.: SY1287, Lat.& Long.: 50.6800, -3.2386

Description:

A group of Sidmouth residents who have been performing Sidmouth's own traditional Mummers Play around the Town at Christmastime since 1979.

Established:

1979

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Henry Piper (sidmouthmummers@yahoo.co.uk)
Address: 21b Broad St., Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1BY

Notes:

No connection to Exeter Morris Men, who also perform the Sidmouth play on occasions.

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Sidmouth Mumming Play

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ide, Grid Ref.: SX8990, Lat.& Long.: 50.7031, -3.5650

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (3), 2006 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Mike Painter, Phone: 01404 815619

Part of:

Exeter Morris Men

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Tarka Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Bideford, Grid Ref.: SS4526, Lat.& Long.: 51.0166, -4.2029

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Daemon Billing (daemon.billing@tiscali.co.uk), Phone: 01237 478300

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Dorset

Babylon [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Corscombe, Grid Ref.: ST5105, Lat.& Long.: 50.8464, -2.6890

Description:

Babylon are a border morris dance team, based in the small Dorset village of Corscombe. As well as the dancing, Babylon perform a mummers play.

Established:

1995

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (2), 2004 (3), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2010 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Andrea Stuart, Secretary (secretary@babylon.org.uk)

 

Steve Cunio, Foreman (steve@cunio.co.uk), Phone: 01935 829050 (Home) or 07811 680534 (Mob.)
Address: 1 Lower Hyde Road, Montacute, TA15 6UR

Notes:

Member of the Morris Federation

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Dorset Knobs [Website]

Category:

Other Performing Group

Home Town:

Verwood, Grid Ref.: SU0808, Lat.& Long.: 50.8754, -1.8792

Description:

A Pagan group formed by members of the local Pagan community to perform Mummer's Plays, Wassailing and other folk customs in the East Dorset and West Hampshire area.

Established:

2006

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Corwen ap Broch (knobbin@dorsetknobs.co.uk), Phone: 07815 725 114 (Mob.)
Address: Verwood, Dorset.

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Frome Valley Morris Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Weymouth, Grid Ref.: SY6779, Lat.& Long.: 50.6137, -2.4594

Description:

Plays performed currently are: Hero Combat - text from a village near Weymouth (Broadwey) from DCRO, 1934 - played at Midwinter in pubs, streets in South and West Dorset - and a Hoodening play we wrote in the past 5 years, based on Kentish examples (also played at festivals).

Established:

1978

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (4), 2003 (6), 2004 (7), 2005 (3), 2006 (7), 2008 (4), 2009 (5), 2010 (7), 2011 (4), 2012 (1), 2013 (7), 2014 (3), 2016 (4), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contact:

David Milner (davmilner@gmail.com), Phone: 01305 880154
Address: 3 Hope Terrace, Martinstown, Dorset, DT2 9JN

Part of:

Frome Valley Morris

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Poole Mummers (Anonymous Morris) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Poole, Grid Ref.: SZ0190, Lat.& Long.: 50.4300, 1.5900

Description:

Dressed in purple tatter jackets, Poole Mummers perform their own version of the traditional mumming play.

Established:

2011

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2011 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Judith Proctor, Bagman (Judith.Proctor@gmail.com), Phone: 01202693039 or 07759 784901
Address: 28 Diprose Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3QY

Part of:

Anonymous Morris

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Purbeck Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Wareham, Grid Ref.: SY9287, Lat.& Long.: 50.6865, -2.1062

Description:

Perform Southern English style combat Mummers Play within the Isle of Purbeck

Established:

2008

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2008 (4), 2009 (6), 2010 (8), 2011 (6), 2012 (7), 2013 (8)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Steve Earwicker (earwicker@btinternet.com), Phone: 01929 480 737 (Home)
Address: 1 Coastguard Cottages, Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PE

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