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England

Derbyshire

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:

1. Ripley Morris Facebook Page - Unverified link
Facebook - Photo(s) [Various], Graham Clarke, 20-Sep-2010
2. Ripley Guisers performing on the 7th December 2001 in Ripley Derbyshire, England - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [3 images], John Frearson, 07-Dec-2001

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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