Folk Play Links - Sussex, 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 * Andy Anderson [2001 report, with photos, about Stane Street Morris]
002 * Ashdown Mummers (/Ashdown Forest Morris Men) [perform Compton text; photos; programme]
003 * Bloodstone Arts [script]
004 * Broadwood Morris Men [perform Horsham text; photo; programme]
005 * Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men [perform Steyning text; photos; programme]
006 * Chichester Folk Song Club [perform alternating texts - annual Tipteers play; photo; programme]
007 * Ditchling Morris and their Mummers [by Janet Cragg, in Morris Federation : Newsletter, Autumn 2000, pp.8-9 - citation of Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection document]
008 * Ditchling Mummers / Ditchling Morris [video; programme]
009 * Hammingden Tipteerers [photos; programme]
010 * Hunters Moon Morris [programme]
011 * Lewes Saturday Folk Club [perform Chithurst text - annual mummers play]
012 * Merrie England Mummers (/Merrie England Folk Song Club) [perform many texts; photos; programme]
013 * RATCO Mummers [photo; programme]
014 * Rottingdean Mummers [perform Rottingdean text; programme]
015 * Section 5 [photos]
016 * Sompting Village Morris [perform Sompting text; programme]
017 * Union Jack Mummers [photos; programme]

Libraries & Archives

018 * Sussex Archaeology & Folklore [Large Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection document of Sussex texts with an extensive introduction to the county's plays]

Publications

019 * A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect [by Rev W.D. Parish [Vicar of Selmeston], 1875, pp.122 - entry for 'Tip-teerers'; 136-137, iii - Selmeston text [- variation of Tenby text - as noted by Burne]; (138, ii - Salisbury fragment [- informed by Rev C. Swainson [was Curate of Wilton & Netherhampton] ?])]
020 * An Old Shropshire Oak [by the late John Wood Warter [Vicar of West Tarring with Heene and Durrington], ed. by Richard Garnett II, Vol.IV, 1891, p.364 - (at [Cruckmeole], in his boyhood;) "tiptearers" at [West Tarring]]
021 * Boys Perform a Mummers Play [in Children's Newspaper, No.1760, 13th Dec. 1952, p.8 - Chailey fragment]
022 * Carols [coll. by [Various], in Journal of the Folk-Song Society, No.7 [Vol.II No.2], [Dec.] 1905, pp.128-130 - [Horsham] "Tipteers" seen at Lyne [House, Rusper], 1880 & 1881 - coll. by L.E. Broadwood; (130-131 - at Twyford, 1905 - coll. by Dr George B. Gardiner)]
023 * Christmas Customs in Sussex [by Frederick E. Sawyer, in Notes and Queries, 6th Ser. Vol.VIII No.208, 22nd Dec. 1883, pp.483-484 - Sompting text - informed by Mrs [E.] Pullen-Burry; citation of A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect, by Rev W.D. Parish, 1875, pp.136-137]
024 * Extract from the Letter of Another Correspondent [by J. E., in Examiner, No.523, 5th Jan. 1818, p.3 - "tipteerers" at village [unlocated] near the coast]
025 * FTX-238 - Come All You Bold Britons : The Copper Family - 1 [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1983 - Track 10 - Audio of Mummers' song and about Rottingdean Mummers, 1896]
026 * Highways and Byways in Sussex [2nd printing] [by E.V. Lucas, 1904, pp.424-425 - paraphrasing Boger below]
027 * In the Down Country [Sussex, between Seaford and Eastbourne] [by Graham R. Tomson [Rosamund Tomson][illustrations by her husband], in Magazine of Art, 1894, p.210 - at Alfriston, still]
028 * International Theatre Exhibition : Designs and Models for the Modern Stage [[1922], p.30 - 'Sussex Mummers in the Home-made Costumes, decorated with rags and coloured paper, worn in the old folk-play, King George and the Turkish Knight, by Isabel Horn']
029 * Memoir of the Rev Henry Francis Cary [by Rev Henry Cary [his son], 1847, Vol.II p.22 - "Tipteerers" at Littlehampton, 1817]
030 * Reading, Writing, and Riot [internet version] [by R.W. Standing, 1998, pp.5-6 - Tipteers at East Preston]
031 * Records of the Heath Family [extract from George Heath, 1913, p.58 - at Milland House, Milland - with the [Tenby text ?] character Oliver Cromwell - informed by D.D. H. [Douglas Denon Heath]]
032 * Short History of East Preston and Kingston [internet version?] [by R.W. Standing, 2004 - East Preston & Boxgrove texts - Archived]
033 * Sussex "Tipteerers'" Play [by Frederick E. Sawyer, in Folk-Lore Journal, Vol.II No.1, Jan. 1884, pp.1-8 - Hastings fragment & at Hollington - informed by James Rock; Steyning text - informed by Edmund Young; extract from Sompting text - informed by Mrs [E.] Pullen-Burry; extract from Brighton text; citation of A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect, by Rev W.D. Parish, 1875, pp.136-137]
034 * Sussex : Melancholy Circumstance [in Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle and General Advertiser for Hants, Sussex, Surrey, Dorset, Vol.22 No.1160, 31st Dec. 1821, p.4c - Chichester "Tip Teering" seen at Westhampnett, Walberton & Goodwood - Subscription required for Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers]
035 * Sussex Folk-Lore and Customs Connected with the Seasons [citation of Frederick Ernest Sawyer, in Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol.XXXIII, 1883, pp.255fn - [Brighton ?] fragment; 256 - "Tip-teers" or "Tip-teerers" at Shoreham, Southwick & Portslade; at Bramber, 1880 or 1881 - informed by John Morris; "mummers" at Furze Hill, within the last twenty years - informed by ?; citation of A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect [2nd edition], by Rev W.D. Parish]
036 * Sussex Folk-Lore and Customs Connected with the Seasons [by Frederick Ernest Sawyer, in Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol.XXXIII, 1883, pp.255fn - [Brighton ?] fragment; 256 - "Tip-teers" or "Tip-teerers" at Shoreham, Southwick & Portslade; at Bramber, 1880 or 1881 - informed by John Morris; "mummers" at Furze Hill, within the last twenty years - informed by ?; citation of A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect [2nd edition], by Rev W.D. Parish]
037 * The Christmas Play of "The Seven Champions" [by S. Arnott, in Notes & Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.X No.260, 21st Dec. 1878, p.489 - Hollington text; extract from article, by Dr Rimbault, in Bow Bells, Christmas No., 1869; (extract from Life of Scott, ed. by Lockhart)]
038 * The English Dialect Dictionary [ed. by Joseph Wright, Vol.VI, 1905, pp.162a - entry for 'Tipteerer' - at Chidham - informed by G. W. [Rev George Alfred Walker][Vicar of Chidham]; (at [Liphook ?] - informed by W.M.E. F. [Fowler][niece of J.T. F.];) 395a - entry for 'Wassailers' (- at Royal Tunbridge Wells; about 1839 or 1840;) at Chidham, 1858 - informed of both by G.A. W. [""][""]]
039 * The Lady Victoria Tylney Long Wellesley : A Memoir [by Her Eldest God-Daughter [Octavia Barry], 1899, pp.143-144 - mummers (carollers ?) at West Stoke House, West Stoke]
040 * The Play Acted by the “Tipteers” at West Wittering, Chichester [citation of James I.C. Boger, in Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol.XLIV, 1901, pp.178-183 - text]
041 * The Play Acted by the “Tipteers” at West Wittering, Chichester [by James I.C. Boger, in Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol.XLIV, 1901, pp.178-183 - text]
042 * The Reminiscences of Lady Dorothy Nevill [4th impression] [ed. by Ralph Nevill [her son], 1906, pp.77, 75 - at Dangstein, Terwick]
043 * The Seven Champions of Christendom [by Frederick E. Sawyer, in Notes and Queries, 6th Ser. Vol.VIII No.199, 20th Oct. 1883, p.309 - collected three [Sompting, Steyning & Brighton] texts - citation of The Seven Champions of Christendome, by J. K. [John Kirke], 1638]
044 * The Steyning Tipteers' Play [citation of Ted Purver, in The Morris Dancer, Vol.3 No.4, (Feb.) 1997, pp.97-101 - extract from Sussex "Tipteerers'" Play, by Frederick E. Sawyer, in Folk-Lore Journal, Vol.II No.1, Jan. 1884, pp.1-8]
045 * The Story of Shoreham [by Henry Cheal, 1921, pp.255-256]
046 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Chithurst' [- citation of Helm book]]
047 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Boxgrove' - perform East Preston text]
048 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'East Preston' - from 1911 to 1914]
049 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Compton' - citation of The Wonderful Weald and The Quest of the Crock of Gold, by Arthur Beckett, 1911, pp.373-386]
050 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Ashington' [- about Horsham Songswappers]]
051 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'West Wittering' - extract from Sussex Archaeological Collections]
052 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Rusper' - about Broadwood Morris Men]
053 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Bosham' - seen at Shopwyke House [Westbourne House], Shopwyke, up until the late 19th century]
054 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Cocking' [- citation of Tiddy book]]
055 * The West Sussex Village Book [extract from Tony Wales, 199? - 'Fittleworth' - citation of Tony Wales Collection]
056 * Tipteerer [by A.O.V. P. [Edward Peacock], in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.III No.58, 6th Feb. 1869, p.128 - "tipteerers" - (citation of A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, - [Hampshire];) Memoir of the Rev Henry Francis Cary, by Rev Henry Cary [his son], 1847, Vol.II p.22]
057 * Tip-Teerers [by Charles F.S. Warren, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.I No.4, 24th Jan. 1874, p.68 - at Midhurst]
058 * Under Five Reigns [4th edition] [by Lady Dorothy Nevill, ed. by Ralph Nevill [her son], 1910, pp.114-115 - mummers (carollers ?) at [Hayes Grange, Slinfold], before 1865 - informed by [Leonora Dulcken]]

[General]

059 * Cross and Country' Event [School performance, including lengthy footnotes on photos of the Boxgrove mummers in the 1930s. - Archived]
060 * Cross and Country' Event [Photos and costume & of Boxgrove Tipteers, 1930s via contacts - Archived]
061 * Root & Branch Theatre Company

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