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  • Midgley Pace Egg
    Calder Valley
    , Good Friday
    The Midgley Pace Egg play is an old tradition within
    Calder High School, and has been performed by the school for many years now.
    The story is based around
    Saint George's triumphs and the whole play boasts of his great champion status. Throughout the performance three challengers try to defeat Saint George (Bold Slasher, Black Prince of Paradine and Hector), The play consists of eight characters.
    Contact: Billy Painter
    C/o Pace Egg, Calder High School, Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5QN
    Telephone: 0776 886 3233
    Website: http://www.calderhigh.org.uk/


  • Doncaster Mummers
    Meetings on Wednesdays in December at the Park Social Sports Bar in Doncaster.This group is part of Green Oak Morris Men, and meet informally in December to practice and perform a Christmas mummers play in the
    Doncaster area.
    c/o Park Social Sports Bar,
    Victoria Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 0LZ
    Telephone: 07967 566761
    Email: p.w@mail.com



  • Chewit Well Mummers
    Traditional style mummers play: performing mainly at Christmas time.
    Contact: Bob Carter
    Brookside Cottage,
    Forest Moor Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8JY
    Telephone / Fax: 01423 863433
    Email: bjcarter@ntlworld.com


  • Heptonstall Pace Eggers
    Men's Good Friday Play Mumming play.
    Meets Thursday.
    Contact: David Burnop
    Telephone: 01422 846277
    Email: dburnop@me.com


  • Knaresborough Mummers
    "Performing the Marton cum Grafton Blue Stots play round Christmas, in Knaresborough,
    Harrogate, Nidderdale, Easingwold and Marton areas, plus a repertoire of about 10 plays for other times of the year. Formed 1974. Meets for rehearsals for specific events. Workshops available. New members welcome.
    Contact: John Burrell
    8, Sutton Grange Close,
    Harrogate HG3 2UR
    Telephone: 01423 566112
    Email: jburrel1@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.knaresboroughmummers.org.uk/


  • Ripon Sword Dancers
    Traditional Ripon mummers. Though called "Sword Dancers", the team doesn't actually dance but does mumming on Boxing Day morning.
    Contact: Paul Freeman
    Telephone: 01765 603133
  • Wakeman Mummers
    Based in Ripon,
    North Yorkshire. Perform traditional-style mummers plays
    Formed 1986 to perform a traditional-style play celebrating the 1100th
    anniversary of the granting of Ripon's civic charter; which is still
    performed annually, in Ripon, during St. Wilfrids Week ( first week in
    August )
    Subsequently researched two traditional plays which are performed over
    the Christmas season in the villages of origin, Skelton-on-Ure and
    Also have a couple of written items in the same style trotted out at any
    time of the year, especially in the Autumn, when a more recent Wakeman tradition
    has been to do a Pub Tour in Wensleydale, with their irreverent take on
    alcohol and marriage, entitled "The Drinker". This is a self-penned play
    that has now even reached
    British Columbia, and is performed regularly by
    the Vancouver Morris Men - with Jim Coulson's permission!
    Leader / Scriptwriter - Jim Coulson
    Telephone: 07712 880 873
    Email: jim@woodexperts.com
    Or: Roy Waite
    12 Church Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2ES
    Telephone: 01765 600480
    Email: roy@roywaite.freeserve.co.uk
    Website: http://www.wakemanmummers.org.uk



The Long Company
Spectacular play performed at venues around The Ryburn Valley in
West Yorkshire in early January.
Contact: Pete Coe
Ryburn 3 Step, 103 Oldham Road, Ripponden, West Yorkshire HX6 4EB
Telephone: 01422 822569
Email: pete@petecoe.co.uk
Website: http://www.ryburn3step.org.uk/mummers.htm


  • Coleby Plough Jag
    Revival Plough play performed regularly on Saturday nearest to Plough Monday / January 6th each year in Gainsborough / Scunthorpe area in pubs and public places since 1973. Occasional special performances through the year.
    Contact: Steve Hindley
    11 West Common Crescent, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DH
    Telephone: 01724 864957
    Email: steve.hindley@lineone.net
    Website: http://www.colebyploughjag.com/


  • The Friends of the Sheffield City Giants
    War and Peace are processional Catalan Giants twelve and a half feet tall and each carried by one porter.They process and perform dances accompanied by a band of musicians playing traditional English and Catalan tunes.
    Contact: Ann Bailey
    Telephone: 01226 752318
    Mobile: 07796 171786
    Email: info@sheffieldcitygiants.org.uk
    Website: http://www.sheffieldcitygiants.org.uk/




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