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Wiltshire Community History

Folk Play Information

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TitleMummers' play
Alternative Title
WordsPhipps, D M
Collected FromUnknown
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Age
Date
LocationCricklade
CountyWiltshire
Source Primary
Source SecondaryOliver, Edith: Moonrakings – a little book of Wiltshire stories Coates and Parker n.d. p 59
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At Christmas time the Mummers went about playing 'Robin Hood' or 'St. George'. With a collection of old and new songs, they perambulated the town and paid visits to the villages and remote farmhouses , where they were well received and entertained.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2008.

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