Folk Play Links - Buckinghamshire, England

Compiled by C. Little



Groups listed may be folk club, morris dance or amateur drama groups, as well as traditional performers. Publications listed may be cited, extracted or summarised publications, as well as full text.


Groups

001 * Crendon Mummers / Crendon Morris Men [photos; programme]
002 * Haddenham Mummers [perform Haddenham text; photo; programme; video]
003 * Lane End Players [perform Wheeler End text]
004 * Owlswick Morris [photos; programme]
005 * Stony Stratford Mummers [photos; programme; scripts]
006 * The Mummers Play is performed at Chequers, Wheeler End [by Rebecca Cain, in St Albans & Harpenden Review, 18th Dec. 2009 - about Lane End Players]

Libraries & Archives

007 * Buckinghamshire Photographs [image archive] [Photo of Long Crendon Mummer (Trimmer Shrimpton), circa 1932]
008 * RootsWeb : An Old Christmas Custom [Genealogical query from Keith Chandler about Mummers from Boarstall, Quainton - informants for James Madison Carpenter Collection, Steeple Claydon, Wheeler End, and Worminghall - informants for James Madison Carpenter Collection]

Publications

009 * Country-Side Mood [extract from comp. Richard Harman [sic], [1943], pp.202-208 - 'An Old Mummer at the Chequers, Wheeler End' - Wheeler End text - itself extract from Sketches of the Bucks Countryside, by H. Harman [his father], 1934, pp.36-37; 43-50 + Photo of Ditchling Mummers]
010 * Country-Side Mood [sic] [extract from comp. Richard Harman [sic], [1943], pp.202-208 - Chapter 'An Old Mummer at the Chequers, Wheeler End' - Wheeler End text - itself extract from Sketches of the Bucks Countryside, by H. Harman [his father], 1934, pp.36-37; 43-50]
011 * Mummers [index to Irish Book Lover, Vol.XXVII No.6, Feb. 1941, pp.270-272 [- extract from Fifty Years Ago, by Walter Rose, n.d.]]
012 * Oxfordshire Christmas Miracle Play [by [Rev] Frederick George Lee, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 26th Dec. 1874, pp.503-505 - (Thame text, 1853;) at Brill House, Brill, 1808-1814; (at Thame Park, Thame, 1790) - citation of Lupton]
013 * Strange Wycombe [Revised edition] [ed. by Alan Cleaver, 1991, pp.79-89]
014 * The Buckinghamshire Village Book [extract from comp. Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 199? - 'Maids Moreton' - fragment, 1926]
015 * The Penn Version of the Mummers' Play [citation of Alfred Heneage Cocks, in Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol.10 Pt.3, 1912, pp.172-175]
016 * The Wooburn Version of the Mummers' Play [citation of Alfred Heneage Cocks, in Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol.9, 1909, pp.222-226 - text]

[General]

017 * Strange Britain [Photo of Beaconsfield Mummers, about 1950. Beaconsfield text, allegedly composed by G.K. Chesterton]
018 * Strange Britain [Haddenham text]

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