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England

Kent

West Malling Champions

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

West Malling, Grid Ref.: TQ6857, Lat.& Long.: 51.2912, 0.4169

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Alan Austen, Phone: 01732 843818

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Whitstable Hoodeners

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Whitstable, Grid Ref.: TR1166, Lat.& Long.: 51.3576, 1.0381

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Woodchurch Morris Men

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Woodchurch, Grid Ref.: TQ9434, Lat.& Long.: 51.0751, 0.7764

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2008 (3), 2009 (3), 2010 (3), 2013 (3), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Geoff Smith, Squire (gps295@hotmail.com), Phone: 01233 860330

 

Chris Dudman, Bagman (chris.dudman@btinternet.com), Phone: 01233 860 456

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Wychling Hoodeners

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Wychling

Description:

Performing traditional Folk and Mystery plays

Established:

1999

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Paula Jardine-Rose (pkjardinerose@hotmail.com), Phone: 01795 886165

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Lancashire

Abram Pace Eggers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Abram, Grid Ref.: SD6001, Lat.& Long.: 53.5085, -2.5957

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (4), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2005 (3), 2009 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contacts:

Geoff Hughes (g.hughes@abram-morris-dancers.org.uk)

 

Peter Bearon (peter@bearon.org.uk), Phone: 01942 816569

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Bury Pace Eggers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Bury, Grid Ref.: SD8010, Lat.& Long.: 53.5905, -2.2946

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (5), 2002 (5), 2003 (6), 2004 (4), 2005 (8), 2006 (3), 2009 (4), 2010 (4), 2011 (3), 2012 (2), 2014 (3), 2015 (3), 2016 (3), 2017 (3), 2018 (2)

Media Links:

5 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Paul Sanderson (paul270159@gmail.com), Phone: 0161 7643452

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Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Horwich, Grid Ref.: SD6311, Lat.& Long.: 53.5986, -2.5516

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (3)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Steve Hampson (s.hampson@advanceuk.com)

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Lancaster Pace Eggers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Lancaster, Grid Ref.: SD4761, Lat.& Long.: 54.0466, -2.8019

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2005 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Middleton Pace Egg Play [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Middleton, Grid Ref.: SD8606, Lat.& Long.: 53.5547, -2.2038

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1967

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Martin Gittins (mgittins@ntlworld.com)

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Mossley Pace Egg Boys

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Mossley, Grid Ref.: SD9702, Lat.& Long.: 53.5189, -2.0377

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Keith Jordan, Phone: 01457 832177

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Rochdale Pace Eggers (Curtain Theatre Players) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Rochdale, Grid Ref.: SD8913, Lat.& Long.: 53.6177, -2.1587

Description:

We have been performing the Rochdale Street version of the Pace Egg since 2001 - mostly on Easter Sundays at the Spring Inn, Broad Lane, Rochdale. We are available at other times of the year by arrangement, such as at festivals. We donate all proceeds to the Springhill Hospice, Rochdale.

Established:

2001

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2009 (4), 2010 (7), 2011 (1), 2012 (6), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s), 1 link to Video

Contact:

Kevin Grocock, Pace Egg organiser (healer@btinternet.com), Phone: 01706 642008 (Work)
Address: The Curtain Theatre, Milkstone Road, Rochdale, OL11 1EB

Part of:

Curtain Theatre, Rochdale

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Rossendale Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

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

Description:

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

Established:

1978

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2010 (2), 2011 (2), 2012 (4), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (2), 2017 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s), 3 links to Video

Contact:

Mark Ambrose (ambie55@hotmail.com)

Part of:

Whitworth Rushcart Men

Notes:

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

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St.James' Men

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Stalmine, Grid Ref.: SD3745, Lat.& Long.: 53.9017, -2.9513

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2010 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Steve Spencer, Phone: 01253 883221

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Stalmine Parish Men's Group

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Stalmine, Grid Ref.: SD3745, Lat.& Long.: 53.9017, -2.9513

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2009 (1), 2011 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Stone the Crows [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Leyland, Grid Ref.: SD5422, Lat.& Long.: 53.6967, -2.6892

Description:

Stone the Crows are principally a Border Morris dancing group, with distinctive bird-like black costumes. However, at Christmas time we also perform a 'traditional' mummers play at various places in our local area.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (2), 2009 (2), 2012 (3), 2013 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Leicestershire

Belvoir Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Long Clawson, Grid Ref.: SK7227, Lat.& Long.: 52.8398, -0.9235

Description:

Perform a local Vale of Belvoir Recruiting Sergeant/Dame Jane play on Plough Monday only. Usually there are two perfomances: one in Long Clawson and one in Hose. In recent years only the Hose performance has happened.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2009 (1), 2011 (1), 2013 (1), 2016 (1)

Media Links:

6 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Steve Tunnicliff (tunni@aol.com)

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Leicester Morrismen (Red Leicester) [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Leicester, Grid Ref.: SK5904, Lat.& Long.: 52.6346, -1.1207

Description:

Performers of the Sproxton Wooing Play.

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Charlie Corcoran, Bagman (charliecorcoran@nasuwt.net)

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Lincolnshire

Allington Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Allington, Grid Ref.: SK8540, Lat.& Long.: 52.9547, -0.7272

Description:

Performs one of a number of traditional plays each December 26, around 12.30pm, in the Welby Arms carpark at Allington, near Grantham. The selected play is usually modified for current affairs, sometimes to the extent of being unrecognisable. One performance only using masks and lines spoken from off stage. Spectacular props such as a fire breathing dragon used in the past.

Established:

1991

Performances:

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

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Andy Roberts (ajrgrantham@aol.com)

Part of:

Allington Morris

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Branston Plough Play

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Branston, Grid Ref.: TF0267, Lat.& Long.: 53.1944, -0.4717

Description:

Performing Branston's traditional village Plough Play.

Established:

2013

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2015 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Part of:

Mr Murderie's Players

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Coleby Plough Jag

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Coleby, Grid Ref.: SE8919, Lat.& Long.: 53.6641, -0.6453

Description:

Regular annual performance on Saturday nearest to 6th January. Route and venues of performances vary but start is usually in Gainsborough Market place at 11a.m. Most performances are now indoors at pubs, restaurants, or the like, only because these are haunts of the most appreciative audiences. Out of Season performances do occur and can be arranged.

Established:

1973

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (2), 2016 (1), 2018 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Steve Hindley (steve.hindley@lineone.net), Phone: 01724 864957 (Home) or 07711550513 (Mob.)

Notes:

This is Coleby, North Lincolnshire - not to be confused with the other Coleby, south of Lincoln city.

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