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Devon

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)

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)

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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Stourvale Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Bournemouth, Grid Ref.: SZ0992, Lat.& Long.: 50.7336, -1.8629

Description:

We perform a winter play for about ten days before Christmas; also a Pace-Egging play around Easter time. Detailed program on our website - shared with BRM.

Established:

1979

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (6), 2003 (7), 2004 (6), 2005 (6), 2010 (6), 2011 (8), 2012 (10), 2013 (7), 2014 (10), 2015 (6), 2016 (8)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Alf Woodall (mummers@brmm.org.uk), Phone: 01202 825849

 

Geoff Knapman (bagman@brmm.org.uk), Phone: 01202 602221 (Home) or 07532 017942 (Mob.)

Part of:

Bourne River Morris

Notes:

We're an Associate Member club of the Morris Ring, closely connected with Bourne River Morris.

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Symondsbury Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Symondsbury, Grid Ref.: SY4493, Lat.& Long.: 50.7379, -2.7866

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (4), 2010 (3), 2011 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

4 links to Video

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Wessex Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Cerne Abbas, Grid Ref.: ST6601, Lat.& Long.: 50.8115, -2.4755

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2012 (2), 2013 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contact:

Brian Buckle (brianbuckle@totalise.co.uk), Phone: 01963 250575

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Durham

Darlington Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Darlington, Grid Ref.: NZ2814, Lat.& Long.: 54.5249, -1.5596

Description:

Revivalist plays from various places, plus plays collected locally. Our usual performance format is a play followed by song spot which demonstrates our repertoire of fine chorus songs.

Established:

1965

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2009 (2), 2010 (7), 2011 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

John Clasper, Secretary (john@cshantyman2.com), Phone: 01325 355831 (Eve.) or 0780 6095168 (Mob.)
Address: 114 Blackwell Lane, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8QQ

Notes:

Affiliated to the Morris Ring

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South Hylton Local History Society [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

South Hylton, Grid Ref.: NZ3556, Lat.& Long.: 54.9019, -1.4463

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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East Sussex

Brighton Mummers (Brighton Tiptoes, Silly Sussex Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Brighton, Grid Ref.: TQ3105, Lat.& Long.: 50.8335, -0.1324

Description:

Plays include a yuletide Mummers Play, Horseplay (summer time) and The Sussex Apple Play.

Established:

2007, Ceased: 2013

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (6), 2012 (8)

Media Links:

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

Contact:

Graeme Walker, Squire (info@brightonmummers.co.uk)

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Chiddingly Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Chiddingly, Grid Ref.: TQ5414, Lat.& Long.: 50.9071, 0.1950

Description:

We write our own new plays, current repertoire 7, and perform when and where invited, i.e. not seasonally. The core group is 7 mummers, broader occasionals 25ish.

Established:

2000

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Patrick, Squire (paddyoh@uwclub.net), Phone: 01825872052 (Home)

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