Past Folk Play Performances - Hampshire

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Hampshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
07 Dec 02
Milestones' Mummers 12:30 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Milestones is Hampshire's Living History Museum. Their team of costumed interpreters combined 3 Hampshire Mummers' plays and performed these outside the museum's working pub during the Christmas period.]
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08 Dec 02
Milestones' Mummers 12:30 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Milestones is Hampshire's Living History Museum. Their team of costumed interpreters combined 3 Hampshire Mummers' plays and performed these outside the museum's working pub during the Christmas period.]
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15 Dec 02
Southampton University Players - Botley, Manor Farm
[Performing a Mummers' Play as part of the Christmas Fair]
Meri Mackney
18 Dec 02
Stourvale Mummers 20:15 Ringwood, Inn on the Furlong Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 21:00 Avon, New Queen -
- - 22:00 Sopley, The Woolpack -
18 Dec 02 The Melstock Band - Winchester, Tower Arts Centre
[Christmas Tour 2002. A professional stage show of seasonal festivities of the English Countryside, with stories, dances, mummers, wassailers, carol singers, and humstrums, drawing on Thomas Hardy and country poets.]
Dave Townsend
01962 867986
20 Dec 02
King John's Morris Men 21:10 Netley Abbey, Woolston Folk Club, Prince Consort
[Mummers' play tour. All times are approximate!]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:50 Bursledon, Jolly Sailor -
- - 22:30 Bursledon, The Vine -
21 Dec 02
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Durley, Robin Hood
[Mummers' play tour. All times are approximate!]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:10 Upham, The Woodman -
- - 21:50 Shedfield, The Wheatsheaf -
- - 22:30 Swanmore, New Inn -
22 Dec 02
King John's Morris Men 20:00 Romsey, Tudor Rose
[Mummers' play tour. All times are approximate!]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
22 Dec 02 Milestones' Mummers 12:30 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Milestones is Hampshire's Living History Museum. Their team of costumed interpreters combined 3 Hampshire Mummers' plays and performed these outside the museum's working pub during the Christmas period.]
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22 Dec 02 Overton Mummers 14:00 Freefolk, The Watership Down Tom Hanley
01256 770384
23 Dec 02
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Swanmore, Rising Sun John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:10 Swanmore, Bricklayers Arms -
- - 21:50 Lower Upham, The Brushmakers -
- - 22:30 Dundridge, Hampshire Bowman -
26 Dec 02
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, George & Lobster
[Famous for it feroucious sword fights, ad libs, topical references and audience participation, the play has been performed every boxing day for 40 years and prior to that virtually every year since about 1880, when the play was probably lifted from another local village. Truly traditional in that the performers tend not to Morris dancers, but solely Mummer once a year.]
Tom Dommett
01252 626951
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, The Crescent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, Queens Head -
26 Dec 02 King John's Morris Men 12:00 Bursledon, The Vine
[Mummers' play]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
26 Dec 02 Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Community Centre car park Tom Hanley
01256 770384
- - 14:00 Overton, The Greyhound, Winchester Street -
26 Dec 02 Yateley Mummers 12:00 Yateley, Dog and Partridge Alan Green
01 Jan 03
Yateley Mummers 12:00 Hartley Wintney, The Cricketers Alan Green
06 Jan 03
Yateley Mummers 19:45 Farnborough, The Swan Alan Green
- - 20:30 Aldershot, La Fontaine -
- - 22:15 Bucks Horn Oak, Half Way House -
06 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[A brand new interpretation written specifically for Milestones Museum of the traditional Saint George and the Dragon Mummers play.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
07 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Incorporated are the expected challenges, sword fights, death and revival performed by characters dressed in traditional fashion, but with words appropriate to modern times and to the Milestones setting.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
09 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Mixing Panto with danger and drama.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
10 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Find out if Percy the Dragon does survive to haunt the Museum?]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
11 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[A brand new interpretation written specifically for Milestones Museum of the traditional Saint George and the Dragon Mummers play.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
14 Dec 03
Southampton University Players 12:15 Botley, Manor Farm
[Performing a Mummers' Play as part of the Christmas Fair]
Meri Mackney
023 8055 1494
17 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Incorporated are the expected challenges, sword fights, death and revival performed by characters dressed in traditional fashion, but with words appropriate to modern times and to the Milestones setting.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
17 Dec 03 Stourvale Mummers 20:15 Ringwood, Inn on the Furlong
[Stourvale Mummers are Bourne River Morris in winter rainment. They perform a traditional Mummers' play, from Sixpenny Handley, and raise money for the benefit of local children by doing so.]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 20:45 Hightown, nr Ringwood, Elm Tree -
- - 22:00 Sopley, The Woolpack -
18 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Mixing Panto with danger and drama.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
19 Dec 03
King John's Morris Men 20:45 Netley, Woolston Folk Club. Prince Consort
[Performing a tradional-ish Mummers Play.]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:15 Southampton, Fo'c'sle Folk Club. Duke of Wellington -
- - 22:00 Old Bursledon, The Vine -
20 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Find out if Percy the Dragon does survive to haunt the Museum?]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
21 Dec 03
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Romsey, Tudor Rose
[Performing a tradional-ish Mummers Play.]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
21 Dec 03 Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[A brand new interpretation written specifically for Milestones Museum of the traditional Saint George and the Dragon Mummers play.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
21 Dec 03 Otterbourne Mummers 15:00 Otterbourne, Park Lane Paul Marsh
01962 713608
21 Dec 03 Overton Mummers 14:00 Freefolk, The Watership Down
[Performing the tradtional Overton Mummers play.]
Tom Hanley
22 Dec 03
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Curdridge, The Cricketers
[Performing a tradional-ish Mummers Play.]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:10 Durley, Robin Hood -
- - 21:50 Shedfield, The Wheatsheaf -
- - 22:30 Upham, The Brushmakers -
23 Dec 03
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Boorley Green, Pear Tree
[Performing a tradional-ish Mummers Play.]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:10 Swanmore, New Inn -
- - 21:50 Lower Upham, The Woodman -
- - 22:30 Dundridge, Hampshire Bowman -
23 Dec 03 Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Incorporated are the expected challenges, sword fights, death and revival performed by characters dressed in traditional fashion, but with words appropriate to modern times and to the Milestones setting.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
24 Dec 03
Milestones' Mummers 12:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum
[Mixing Panto with danger and drama.]
Godfrey Thomas
01256 403900
26 Dec 03
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, George & Lobster
[Famous for it feroucious sword fights, ad libs, topical references and audience participation, the play has been performed every boxing day for 40 years and prior to that virtually every year since about 1880, when the play was probably lifted from another local village. Truly traditional in that the performers tend not to Morris dancers, but solely Mummer once a year.]
Tom Dommett
01252 626951
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, The Crescent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, Queens Head -
26 Dec 03 King John's Morris Men 12:00 Old Bursledon, The Vine
[Performing a tradional-ish Mummers Play.]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
26 Dec 03 Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Community Centre
[Performing the tradtional Overton Mummers play.]
Tom Hanley
- - 14:00 Overton, The Greyhound -
26 Dec 03 Yateley Mummers 12:00 Yateley, Dog & Partridge
[Yateley Mummers play is a variant of the Bramshill & other north Hants texts & is being performed for it's 28th year.]
Paul 'Monty' Montague
01276 20817
29 Dec 03
Farnborough Mummers 15:00 Alresford, Station
[30th Anniversary Performances of the Farnborough Mummers' George Play]
Duncan McGregor
01420 87680
- - 16:00 Alresford, Town Square -
- - 19:30 Alresford, Horse and Groom -
- - 21:00 Cheriton, Flower Pots -
01 Jan 04
Yateley Mummers 12:30 Hartley Wintney, The Cricketers
[Yateley Mummers play is a variant of the Bramshill & other north Hants texts & is being performed for it's 28th year.]
Paul 'Monty' Montague
01276 20817
17 Jul 04
Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Victorian Sheep Fair
[Overton Mummer normally only appear once a year on Boxing Day but will be performing during the 2 day Sheep Fair - a Victorian street festival in their home village of Overton.]
Tom Hanley
01256 770384
18 Jul 04
Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Victorian Sheep Fair
[Overton Mummer normally only appear once a year on Boxing Day but will be performing during the 2 day Sheep Fair - a Victorian street festival in their home village of Overton.]
Tom Hanley
01256 770384
17 Dec 04
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Southampton, Focsle Folk Club, Duke of Wellington
[Mummers' play tour]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 22:00 Bursledon, The Vine -
17 Dec 04 Overton Mummers 20:00 Cliddesden, Jolly Farmer
[Traditional mummers play collected in 1913 but changes every year! Music and carols in the Greyhound afterwards.]
Tom Hanley
01256 770384
18 Dec 04
King John's Morris Men 20:45 Shawford, The Bridge
[Mummers' play tour]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 21:30 Colden Common, Dog and Crook -
- - 22:15 Colden Common, Rising Sun -
18 Dec 04 Prize Old Mummers 20:00 Emsworth, Kings Arms
[A yearly reworking of old mummer themes with modern ideas and language. For fun and charity.]
Dick Cady
023 9279 7996
18 Dec 04 Yateley Mummers 14:00 North Waltham, The Fox
[Accompanied by morris dancers]
Paul 'Monty' Montague
01276 20817
- - 15:00 Basingstoke, Milestones Museum -
19 Dec 04
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Romsey, Tudor Rose
[Mummers' play]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
21 Dec 04
Stourvale Mummers 20:15 Ringwood, Inn on the Furlong
[Stourvale are a revival team in their 25th year, performing the Sixpenny Handley play.]
Alf Woodall
01202 825849
- - 20:45 Hightown, nr Ringwood, Elm Tree -
- - 21:30 Sopley, The Woolpack -
22 Dec 04
King John's Morris Men 20:00 Curdridge, The Cricketers
[Mummers' play tour]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 20:30 Boorley Green, Pear Tree -
- - 21:30 Lower Upham, The Woodman (TBC) -
- - 22:30 Upham, The Brushmakers -
23 Dec 04
King John's Morris Men 20:00 Swanmore, New Inn
[Mummers' play tour]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
- - 20:30 Shedfield, Samuels Rest -
- - 21:00 Shedfield, The Wheatsheaf -
- - 22:15 Dundridge, Hampshire Bowman -
26 Dec 04
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, George & Lobster
[The Play has been going fairly continuously for well over 100 years in the village and every Boxing Day since 1964. The text is older, and was probably borrowed for another nearby village. Apparently the only mummers play where Father Christmas is killed. Full of full blooded sword fights, local jokes, rustic humour and ad libs. Mentioned in all the best guuidebooks on mumming.]
Jeff Brooks
01252 812482
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, Crescent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, Queens Head -
26 Dec 04 King John's Morris Men 12:30 Bursledon, The Vine
[Mummers' play]
John Miller
023 8055 2302
26 Dec 04 Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Overton Community Centre Car Park [or St Mary's Hall if wet]
[Traditional mummers play collected in 1913 but changes every year! Music and carols in the Greyhound afterwards.]
Tom Hanley
01256 770384
- - 14:00 Overton, The Greyhound, Winchester Street -
26 Dec 04 Yateley Mummers 12:00 Yateley, Dog & Partridge
[Accompanied by morris dancers]
Paul 'Monty' Montague
01276 20817
01 Jan 05
Yateley Mummers 12:30 Hartley Wintney, The Cricketers
[Accompanied by morris dancers]
Paul 'Monty' Montague
01276 20817
06 Jan 05
Yateley Mummers 20:00 Hartley Wintney, 12th Night Tour
[TBA]
Paul 'Monty' Montague
01276 20817
08 Jan 05
Prize Old Mummers 20:00 Buriton, Five Bells Chris Gunns
- - 21:30 Sheet, Queens Head -
- - 22:20 Hawkley, Hawkley Inn -
25 Nov 05
Prize Old Mummers 22:30 Hawkley, Hawkley Inn Chris Gunns
09 Dec 05
Broadside Mummers - Buriton, Five Bells 01730 263584
11 Dec 05
Prize Old Mummers 12:15 East Meon, Ye Old George
[Nelson Triumphant!]
George Tennant
023 9264 3376
- - 12:45 Warnford, George & Falcon
[Nelson Triumphant!]
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- - 13:15 Droxford, White Horse
[Nelson Triumphant!]
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- - 13:45 Swanmore, New Inn
[Nelson Triumphant!]
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- - 14:15 Meonstoke, Buck's Head
[Nelson Triumphant!]
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16 Dec 05
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Southampton, Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street
[Focs`le Folk Club]
John Connell
01489 588187
- - 21:45 Southampton, Freemantle Hotel, 27 Paynes Rd. -
16 Dec 05 Overton Mummers 20:00 Micheldever, The Dove Tom Hanley
01256 770384
17 Dec 05
Minstead Mummers - Minstead -
18 Dec 05
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Timsbury, The Malthouse, Stockbridge Rd. John Connell
01489 588187
18 Dec 05 Prize Old Mummers 12:15 Horndean, Ship & Bell Hotel
[This year's Mummers play has a nautical theme being 200 years since Trafalgar!]
Ken Smart
023 9226 7904
- - 12:45 Hambledon, Bat & Ball -
- - 13:15 Soberton, White Lion -
- - 14:00 Soberton Heath, Bold Forestor -
- - 14:30 Hambledon, The Vine -
- - 15:15 Denmead, Fox & Hounds -
21 Dec 05
King John's Morris Men 20:15 Hamble, The Victory, High Street John Connell
01489 588187
- - 21:00 Hamble, King and Queen -
- - 21:45 Bursledon, Jolly Sailor, Landsend Rd.
[TBC]
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- - 22:30 Bursledon, The Vine, High Street -
21 Dec 05 Stourvale Mummers 20:15 Ringwood, Inn on the Furlong -
- - 20:45 Hightown, nr Ringwood, Elm Tree -
- - 22:00 Sopley, The Woolpack -
22 Dec 05
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Boorley Green, The Pear Tree John Connell
01489 588187
- - 20:30 Boorley Green, The Pear Tree -
- - 21:15 Upham, The Woodman, Winchester Rd. -
- - 22:15 Upham, The Brushmakers, Shoe Lane -
23 Dec 05
King John's Morris Men 20:00 Swanmore, New Inn, Chapel Rd. John Connell
01489 588187
- - 20:45 Shedfield, Sam's Hotel, Upper Church Rd. -
- - 21:15 Shedfield, The Wheatsheaf
[TBC]
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- - 22:15 Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge Lane -
26 Dec 05
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, George and Lobster
[Mumming as it should be. Famous for it furious sword fights, ad libs, topical references and audience participation, the play has been performed every boxing day for 40 years and prior to that virtually every year since about 1880, when the play was probably lifted from another local village. Probably the second finest Mummers Play in the World.]
Tom Dommett
01252 843008
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, Crescent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, Queens Head -
26 Dec 05 King John's Morris Men 12:00 Bursledon, The Vine, High Street
[Noon onwards.]
John Connell
01489 588187
26 Dec 05 Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Community Centre Car Park
[or St Mary's Hall if wet...]
Tom
01344 401111
- - 14:00 Overton, The Greyhound, Winchester Street -
02 Dec 06
Prize Old Mummers 22:00 Liss Forest, Temple Inn Chris Gunns
- - 22:30 Hawkley, Hawkley Inn -
15 Dec 06
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Southampton, Focsle Folk Club
[King John's Mummers now in their 33rd year.]
John Miller
0771 3823033
21 Dec 06
King John's Morris Men 20:15 Swanwick, Elm Tree
[King John's Mummers now in their 33rd year.]
John Miller
0771 3823033
- - 21:00 Bursledon, Lone Barn, Hungerford Bottom -
- - 21:45 Bursledon, Jolly Sailor -
- - 22:30 Bursledon, Old Vine -
22 Dec 06
King John's Morris Men 21:15 Lower Upham, Woodman John Miller
0771 3823033
- - 22:15 Shedfield, The Wheatsheaf -
23 Dec 06
King John's Morris Men 20:00 Swanmore, New Inn
[King John's Mummers now in their 33rd year.]
John Miller
0771 3823033
- - 20:45 Shedfield, Sam's Hotel -
- - 21:15 Upham, Brushmaker's Arms -
- - 22:15 Dundridge, Hampshire Bowman -
26 Dec 06
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, George and Lobster
[Proper Mumming from one of the longest running sides in the Country. Renowned for the full blooded fights, audience participation and heckles. If you only see one Mummers Play this Christmas, make it this one.]
Tom Dommett
01252 843008
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, Crescent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, Queens Head -
26 Dec 06 Odiham Mummers 12:00 Odiham, In the Bury outside The Bell Roger Twitchin
- - 12:30 Odiham, The George -
- - 13:15 Odiham, Water Witch -
- - 14:00 Odiham, The Bell -
26 Dec 06 Yateley Mummers 12:00 Yateley Neil Thomas
01252 487563
18 Dec 08
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Southampton, Junction Inn, St Denys
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
John Miller
02380 552302
19 Dec 08
King John's Morris Men 21:00 Southampton, Fo'c'sle Folk Club, Richmond Inn, 108 Portswood RD
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
John Miller
02380 552302
- - 22:00 Totton, Village Bells
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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20 Dec 08
King John's Morris Men 20:15 Lowford, Linden Tree
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
John Miller
02380 552302
- - 21:00 Hungerford Bottom, Fox & Hounds / Lone Barn
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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- - 21:45 Burseldon, Jolly Sailor
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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- - 22:30 Burseldon, Vine
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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22 Dec 08
King John's Morris Men 20:30 Boorley Green, Pear Tree
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
John Miller
02380 552302
- - 21:15 Shedfield, Samuels Rest
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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- - 22:15 Upham, Woodman
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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23 Dec 08
King John's Morris Men 20:00 Swanmore, New Inn
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
John Miller
02380 552302
- - 20:45 Shedfield, Wheatsheaf
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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- - 21:15 Upham, Brushmakers
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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- - 22:15 Dundridge, Hampshire Bowman
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
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26 Dec 08
King John's Morris Men 12:01 Bursledon, Vine
[For full details (inc map references) check our Website.]
John Miller
02380 552302
19 Dec 09
Hilltop Mummers 20:00 Holbury, Bridge Tavern
[For the second year, the Hilltop Mummers present their revival of the famous East Boldre Mummers' Play]
Roger Twitchin
- - 20:45 Hilltop, Royal Oak -
- - 21:30 East End, East End Arms -
- - 22:15 East Boldre, Turfcutters Arms -
26 Dec 09
Odiham Mummers 12:00 Odiham, The Bell
[The Odiham Mummers return for the fourth year of their revival of this traditional play.]
Roger Twitchin
- - 12:45 Odiham, The Waterwitch -
- - 13:30 Well, The Chequers -
- - 14:30 Odiham, Cricket Club -
02 Jan 10
Farnborough Mummers 12:00 Oakhanger, Red Lion Roger Twitchin
- - 12:45 Selborne, Selborne Arms -
- - 13:30 Selborne, Queen's Hotel -
19 Dec 10
Overton Mummers 14:00 Stoke, nr Andover, The White Hart T. Hanley
01256 770384
22 Dec 10
Overton Mummers 21:00 Whitchurch, Sports and Social Club T. Hanley
01256 770384
26 Dec 10
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, The Exchequer
[Probably the rowdiest mummers play in the world.]
Tom Dommett
01252 843008
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, The Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, The Cresent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, The Queens Head -
26 Dec 10 Overton Mummers 13:00 Overton, Community Centre T. Hanley
01256 770384
- - 14:00 Overton, The Greyhound -
26 Dec 10 Yateley Morris Men 12:00 Yateley, Dog & Partridge
[Traditional "Bramshill" Play - approx 20 minutes]
Mike Musgrove
01252 676982
01 Jan 11
Yateley Morris Men 12:30 Hartley Wintney, The Cricketers
[Traditional "Bramshill" Play - approx 20 minutes]
Mike Musgrove
01252 676982
26 Dec 11
Crookham Mummers 12:00 Crookham Village, The Exchequer
[Probably the most rumbustuous mummers play in the world.]
Tom Dommett
07505 437169
- - 12:45 Crookham Village, The Black Horse -
- - 13:30 Crookham Village, The Crescent Green -
- - 14:00 Dogmersfield, The Queens Head -

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