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England

Hampshire

Hilltop Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Hill Top, Grid Ref.: SU4003, Lat.& Long.: 50.8296, -1.4263

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2009 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to News article

Contact:

Roger Twitchin (janeandrogertwitchin@hotmail.com)

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King John's Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Southampton, Grid Ref.: SU4213, Lat.& Long.: 50.9188, -1.3953

Description:

King John's Morris Men perform their own play around Southern Hampshire over the Christmas period.

Established:

1975

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (5), 2003 (5), 2004 (6), 2005 (6), 2006 (4), 2008 (5), 2009 (6), 2010 (7), 2011 (7), 2012 (11), 2013 (12), 2014 (8), 2015 (10), 2016 (6)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

John Miller (jd.miller@sky.com), Phone: 023 8055 2302

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Milestones' Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Basingstoke, Grid Ref.: SU6352, Lat.& Long.: 51.2676, -1.0897

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (11)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Godfrey Thomas (godfrey@pensdell.freeserve.co.uk), Phone: 01256 403900

Part of:

Milestones Living History Museum

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Minstead Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Minstead, Grid Ref.: SU2811, Lat.& Long.: 50.9017, -1.5947

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

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Odiham Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Odiham, Grid Ref.: SU7451, Lat.& Long.: 51.2573, -0.9323

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2006 (1), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Roger Twitchin (janeandrogertwitchin@hotmail.com)

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Otterbourne Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Otterbourne, Grid Ref.: SU4522, Lat.& Long.: 50.9995, -1.3515

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Paul Marsh (amarsh@ndirect.co.uk), Phone: 01962 713608

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Overton Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Overton, Grid Ref.: SU5149, Lat.& Long.: 51.2418, -1.2621

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (4), 2005 (2), 2009 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

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Prize Old Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Portsmouth, Grid Ref.: SU6501, Lat.& Long.: 50.8088, -1.0703

Description:

We perform self-written plays in the traditional hero/dragon mould.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (4), 2006 (1), 2008 (3), 2009 (4), 2010 (5), 2011 (4), 2012 (5), 2013 (4), 2014 (6), 2015 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Mark Taylor (md_taylor@live.co.uk)

 

chris gunns (chris.gunns@tiscali.co.uk)

Notes:

N.b. The website uses Flash.

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Red Stags Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Southampton, Grid Ref.: SU4213, Lat.& Long.: 50.9188, -1.3953

Description:

We are predominantly a morris side, performing our own style of border dances. We take out various adaptations of Hampshire plays in the period leading up to Christmas and sometimes perform Pace Egg and other plays when the occasion presents. Costumes vary according to each player's presentation of their character.

Established:

1968

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Nicki Rose, Bagman (info@redstagsmorris.org)

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Southampton University Players

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Southampton, Grid Ref.: SU4213, Lat.& Long.: 50.9188, -1.3953

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Meri Mackney, Phone: 02380 551494

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Yateley Mummers (Yateley Village Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Yateley, Grid Ref.: SU8161, Lat.& Long.: 51.3462, -0.8297

Description:

The Mummers perform Boxing Day, New Year's Day, 12th Night, St. George's day and Trafalgar Day. Yateley MM dance in the Cotswold tradition.

Established:

1975

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (4), 2004 (3), 2005 (2), 2006 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (2), 2011 (1)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Mike Musgrove, Publicity Officer (mikewvmusgrove@hotmail.com)

Part of:

Yateley Morris Men

Notes:

Text based on that performed in early 1900s at Bramshill House. Modern add-libs sneak into the text.Text also adapted to include Dragon for St.George's day (April)and various captains & Bonaparte for Trafalgar Day in October.

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Herefordshire

Foxwhelp Morris

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Moccas, Grid Ref.: SO3542, Lat.& Long.: 52.0744, -2.9366

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

John Edgecombe (broadsworde@btinternet.com), Phone: 01544 340780

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Leominster Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Leominster, Grid Ref.: SO4959, Lat.& Long.: 52.2310, -2.7395

Description:

Original side died out c.1914. We dance mainly Welsh Border Morris, but some Cotswold as well in Summer months. Chief play event is The Wassail on Twelfth Night, which we revived in Jan 1984. Wear our interpretation of 'cheap print jackets' from notes by E.C.Cawte describing the original kit.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (2), 2006 (2), 2007 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Thony Handy (thonyhandy@hotmail.co.uk), Phone: 01432 842717

Notes:

Revival of traditional Lerominster side, performing dances and ritual from the local tradition, often referencing 'The Folklore of Herefordshire' by E.M. Leather (1912)

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Hertfordshire

Ashwell Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Ashwell, Grid Ref.: TL2639, Lat.& Long.: 52.0390, -0.1555

Description:

A village group, performing mummers plays in and around Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Most of us live in the village and our main performance is the Christmas Play on the 2nd or 3rd Friday in January. We perform in all three pubs, the old people's residence and private houses as requested. We occasionally perform plays at other times of the year, such as Easter, and for special events in the village.

Established:

2002

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (3), 2004 (3), 2005 (2), 2006 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Ian Chandler (ian.v.chandler@gmail.com), Phone: 01462 743091

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Croxley Green Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Croxley Green, Grid Ref.: TQ0795, Lat.& Long.: 51.6475, -0.4461

Description:

Revived by a group of friends in 1995. Written in 1920s by local headmaster for school play from traditional manuscripts, mostly from Cornwall then performed until mid 1950s by mostly the same boys later adults.

Established:

1995

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (2), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s), 1 link to Web page

Contact:

Chris Hillier (hilli01@globalnet.co.uk), Phone: 01923 779580 (Home) or 07719619934 (Mob.)

Notes:

Money raised goes to local Hospice. Performances on Sunday before Christmas.

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English Miscellany [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Harpenden, Grid Ref.: TL1314, Lat.& Long.: 51.8171, -0.3532

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Notes:

Folk Display Club

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Hoddesdon Crownsmen

Category:

Sword Dance Group

Home Town:

Hoddesdon, Grid Ref.: TL3709, Lat.& Long.: 51.7668, -0.0072

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1971

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Thomas Bending (thomasbending@hotmail.com), Phone: 020 7736 1104

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Lea Valley Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Hoddesdon, Grid Ref.: TL3709, Lat.& Long.: 51.7668, -0.0072

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Stephen Rolt (rsteverolt@aol.com), Phone: 01920 822464

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St. Alban's Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

St. Albans, Grid Ref.: TL1407, Lat.& Long.: 51.7540, -0.3410

Description:

St Alban's Mummers perform their play of St George and the Dragon each Boxing Day in St Albans. Details of venues, etc, are on the website

Established:

1966

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2016 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s), 8 links to Video

Contact:

Trevor Adams, Secretary (secretary@stalbansmummers.org.uk)

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Woodside Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Watford, Grid Ref.: TQ1097, Lat.& Long.: 51.6649, -0.4021

Description:

Woodside's play is based on the Croxley version, but heavily modified. The Woodside Mummers perform on Boxing Day as part of Woodside's Yule celebration.

Established:

1974

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

David Dunham (david.dunham@woodsidemorrismen.com), Phone: 01923 336007
Address: 98, Cassiobury Drive, WATFORD, WD17 3AQ

Part of:

Woodside Morris Men

Notes:

Woodside's play is a mix of tradition and modern mayhem. Please contact us If you are interested in either taking part or coming along to watch.

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