Past Folk Play Performances - Hertfordshire

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Hertfordshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
23 Dec 01
Croxley Green Mummers - Croxley Green Sandy Glover
26 Dec 01
St Alban's Mummers - St. Albans Sandy Glover
04 Jan 02
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell
[Adaption of the 'Owd 'Oss Christmas (dragon) Play - itself adapted from Kempsford, Gloucestershire]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
08 Dec 02
Brafront Guizers 13:30 Hitchin, Priory Church
[Times not guaranteed!]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
11 Dec 02
Brafront Guizers 10:00 Pirton, The Fox Adrian Williams
01525 406332
22 Dec 02
Brafront Guizers 21:15 Hitchin, Folk Club, The Sun, Sun St
[Times not guaranteed!]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
22 Dec 02 Croxley Green Mummers 12:00 Croxley Green, Dickinson Square
[Now in it's eighth year after a gap of some 40 years the Traditional Croxley Mummers play is being performed in the pubs of Croxley on the Sunday before Christmas. The play first performed in 1928ish was performed until the late 1950's The modern version breaks with one tradition we have ladies in the cast.]
Chris Hillier
01923 779580
- - 12:30 Croxley Green, Fox & Hounds, New Road -
- - 13:15 Croxley Green, Guild of Sport -
- - 14:00 Croxley Green, Coach and Horses -
- - 14:30 Croxley Green, Artichoke -
- - 15:00 Croxley Green, The Sportsman -
26 Dec 02
Herga Mummers 14:15 Bushey, Royal Oak, High Street Bob Hawkes
07811 321091
26 Dec 02 St Alban's Mummers 11:30 St. Albans, Town Hall
[The traditional play of St George & the Dragon, for the 37th year (approx)]
Sandy Glover
- - 12:00 St. Albans, Clock Tower -
- - 12:45 St. Albans, White Hart Hotel -
- - 13:30 St. Albans, Fighting Cocks -
- - 14:30 St. Albans, Verulam Arms -
02 Jan 03
Ashwell Mummers 21:00 Ashwell, Three Tuns Ian Chandler
01462 743091
- - 22:00 Ashwell, Rose & Crown -
03 Jan 03
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell, Bushel & Strike, Mill Street
[The 2nd year of the play, and likely to continue as an annual event. We're unsure as to whether the day is the last Friday of Christmas or the first Friday of January. No doubt we'll find out when the two are different.]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
- - 21:00 Ashwell, Three Tuns Hotel, High Street -
- - 22:00 Ashwell, Rose & Crown, High Street -
11 Apr 03
Ashwell Mummers - Ashwell, All pubs in the village
[Pace Egging Play]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
12 Jul 03
Thameside Mummers 10:30 Hertford, Herts Hollies Day of Dance Derek Oliver
01 Nov 03
Lea Valley Mummers 18:30 Ware, Blue Coat Yard
[Starting point - then progressing round various pubs in an anticlockwise direction.]
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03 Dec 03
Brafront Guizers 21:15 Pirton, The Fox. Theo's music session.
[The Guizers are all current or ex-members of Redbornstoke, but operate separately from the Morris.]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
20 Dec 03
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Hitchin, Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun, Sun Street
[The Guizers are all current or ex-members of Redbornstoke, but operate separately from the Morris.]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
21 Dec 03
Croxley Green Mummers 12:30 Croxley Green, Dickinson Square
[Now in it's tenth year after a gap of some 40 years. The Traditional Croxley Mummers' play was first performed in 1928ish was performed until the late 1950's The modern version breaks with one tradition. We have ladies in the cast.]
Chris Hillier
020 8950 4426 (Work) 01923 779580 (Home)
- - 13:15 Croxley Green, Croxley Guild of Sport -
- - 14:00 Croxley Green, Coach and Horses -
- - 14:30 Croxley Green, The Artichoke -
- - 15:00 Croxley Green, The Sportsman -
26 Dec 03
Herga Mummers 14:15 Bushey, Royal Oak Bob Hawkes
07811 321091
26 Dec 03 Lea Valley Mummers 12:30 Bishop's Stortford, Half Moon
[Christmas Play from Alderley Edge (Cheshire). Lea Valley Mummers was originally formed by members of the Hoddesdon Folk Music Club, and has been performing traditional plays in the East Herts area for over 25 years]
Stephen Rolt
01920 822464
- - 13:00 Bishop's Stortford, The Wheatsheaf -
- - 13:30 Bishop's Stortford, Bricklayers Arms -
- - 14:00 Bishop's Stortford, Working Men's Club -
- - 14:30 Bishop's Stortford, The Castle -
26 Dec 03 St Alban's Mummers 11:30 St. Albans, Town Hall
[We present the traditional play of "St George and the Dragon" for the 38th consecutive Boxing Day.]
Sandy Glover
- - 12:00 St. Albans, Clock Tower -
- - 12:45 St. Albans, White Hart Hotel -
- - 13:30 St. Albans, Fighting Cocks -
- - 14:30 St. Albans, Verulam Arms -
02 Jan 04
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell, Bushel & Strike
[Our annual tour, starring * The Dragon *. This year we will be visiting one of the large private houses in the village (subject to confirmation) between 8pm and 9pm.]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
30 Jan 04
Ashwell Mummers 21:30 Hitchin, Unicorn Ceilidh, Town Hall
[We're just village mummers, so don't generally perform outside Ashwell.]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
01 Nov 04
Lea Valley Mummers 18:30 Ware, Blue Coat Yard
[Starts at either 18:30 or 19:00 at Blue Coat Yard and then round the pubs...]
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19 Dec 04
Croxley Green Mummers 12:30 Croxley Green, Dickinson Square
[Croxley Greens own play 11th year of performances following the revival after a gap of 40 years]
Chris Hillier
01923 779580
- - 13:15 Croxley Green, Croxley Guild of Sport -
- - 14:00 Croxley Green, Coach & Horses -
- - 14:30 Croxley Green, The Artichoke -
- - 15:00 Croxley Green, The Sportsman -
26 Dec 04
Herga Mummers 13:30 Bushey, Royal Oak Bob Hawkes
07811 321091
26 Dec 04 St Alban's Mummers 11:30 St. Albans, Town Hall
[We are BOXING DAY mummers. We perform on 26 December, even when it falls on a Sunday. (We've had people turn up to watch a day late...)]
Sandy Glover
- - 12:00 St. Albans, Clock Tower -
- - 12:45 St. Albans, White Hart -
- - 13:30 St. Albans, Fighting Cocks -
- - 14:30 St. Albans, Verulam Arms -
26 Dec 04 Woodside Mummers 13:30 Croxley Green, Cart and Horses
[Performing as part of Woodside's Boxing Day Celebrations, with dance sides Whitethorn and Wicket Brood]
David Dunham
01923 336007
01 Jan 05
Hoddesdon Crownsmen 13:00 Buntingford, The Crown, High Street
[Hoddesdon Crownsmen are a rapper sword and step clog side, who also perform a version of the Sixpenny Handley mummers' play.]
Thomas Bending
020 7736 1104
07 Jan 05
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell, Bushel & Strike
[Our 4th annual tour of Ashwell with the Christmas Play. Venues as usual. Wolverley House is the local sheltered dwelling and the performance can be seen there by arrangement with the residents. We may also perform in one or more private house, on request, as last year.]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
- - 20:00 Ashwell, Wolverley House -
- - 21:30 Ashwell, Three Tuns -
- - 22:00 Ashwell, Rose & Crown -
01 Apr 05
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell, Bushel & Strike
[We'll be doing a Pasche Egging play (England vs France) in all the pubs in the village.]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
- - 21:00 Ashwell, Three Tuns -
- - 22:00 Ashwell, Rose & Crown -
11 Dec 05
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 11:00 Hitchin, Hitchin Christmas Gala
[The play is titled: 'Teeth will be Provided' and features Mad Moll a character depicted in 19th Century 'Mayer' traditional customs in Hitchin...she returns now with toothache!!]
Cressida Pryor
01462 673125
14 Dec 05
Brafront Guizers 20:30 Pirton, The Fox
[St George play.]
Charlie Leslie
01234 750829
14 Dec 05 Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 20:30 Baldock, Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club
[The play is titled: 'Teeth will be Provided' and features Mad Moll a character depicted in 19th Century 'Mayer' traditional customs in Hitchin...she returns now with toothache!!]
Cressida Pryor
01462 673125
18 Dec 05
Brafront Guizers 21:30 Hitchin, Hitchin Folk Club
[St George play.]
Charlie Leslie
01234 750829
18 Dec 05 Croxley Green Mummers 12:00 Croxley Green, Dickinson Square Chris Hillier
01923 779580
- - 12:30 Croxley Green, Croxley Guild of Sport -
- - 13:15 Croxley Green, Coach & Horses, The Green -
- - 14:00 Croxley Green, Artichoke, The Green -
- - 14:45 Croxley Green, The Sportsman, Scots Hill -
26 Dec 05
St Alban's Mummers 11:30 St. Albans, Town Hall
[The 39th(?) Boxing Day on which St.Albans hosts the time-honor'd masque of St.George and the Dragon. All the usual suspects, death and resurrection, and topical wit(?).]
Sandy Glover
- - 12:00 St. Albans, Clock Tower -
- - 12:45 St. Albans, White Hart Hotel -
- - 13:30 St. Albans, Fighting Cocks -
- - 14:30 St. Albans, Verulam Arms -
06 Jan 06
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell, Bushel & Strike
[The Ashwell Mummers annual tour of Ashwell, performing our Christmas play, starring *The Dragon*]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
- - 20:00 Ashwell, Wolverley House -
- - 21:30 Ashwell, Three Tuns -
- - 22:00 Ashwell, Rose & Crown -
11 Jan 06
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 20:00 Pirton, The Fox, High Street
[The play is titled: 'Teeth will be Provided' and features Mad Moll a character depicted in 19th Century 'Mayer' traditional customs in Hitchin...she returns now with toothache!!]
Cressida Pryor
01462 673125
29 Jan 06
St Alban's Mummers 14:00 St. Albans, Museum of St.Albans
[This performance marks the retirement of our St.George, after thirty years in the play.]
Sandy Glover
10 May 06
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 20:45 Pirton, Pirton Folk Club
[Mad Moll and her husband Old Tom are stepping out into Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties again after many years of quietude...it was noted in the Every-day Book of 1823 that their antics with a broom and a ladle caused an abundance of merriment. We hope merely to entertain!]
Cressida Pryor
0146 2673125
19 May 06
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 20:30 Baldock, Orange Tree Pub
[Mad Moll and her husband Old Tom are stepping out into Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties again after many years of quietude...it was noted in the Every-day Book of 1823 that their antics with a broom and a ladle caused an abundance of merriment. We hope merely to entertain!]
Cressida Pryor
0146 2673125
23 Jun 06
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 20:30 Willian, Pioneer Nursery
[Mad Moll and her husband Old Tom are stepping out into Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties again after many years of quietude...it was noted in the Every-day Book of 1823 that their antics with a broom and a ladle caused an abundance of merriment. We hope merely to entertain!]
Cressida Pryor
0146 2673125
13 Dec 06
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Pirton, The Fox, High Street, SG5 3PS
[Collections for The National Society for Epilepsy.]
Adrian Williams
0779 170 8223
17 Dec 06
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Hitchin, Hitchin Folk Club, Sun Hotel, Sun Street, SG5 1AF
[Collections for The National Society for Epilepsy.]
Adrian Williams
0779 170 8223
20 Dec 06
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Baldock, Baldock & Letchworth Folk Club, Orange Tree, Norton Rd., SG7 5AW
[Collections for The National Society for Epilepsy.]
Adrian Williams
0779 170 8223
26 Dec 06
St Alban's Mummers 11:30 St. Albans, Town Hall
[For the fortieth year, St Alban's Mummers take the time-honour'd masque of St George and The Dragon into the streets of St Albans.]
Sandy Glover
- - 12:00 St. Albans, Clock Tower -
- - 12:45 St. Albans, White Hart Hotel -
- - 13:30 St. Albans, Fighting Cocks -
- - 14:30 St. Albans, Duke of Marlborough -
20 Dec 09
Croxley Mummers 11:20 Croxley Green, All Saints Church Chris Hillier
01923 779580
- - 12:00 Croxley Green, Dickinson Square -
- - 12:30 Croxley Green, Red House PH -
- - 13:15 Croxley Green, Coach and Horses PH -
- - 14:00 Croxley Green, The Artichoke PH -
- - 14:45 Croxley Green, The Sportsman PH -
07 Jan 11
Ashwell Mummers 19:30 Ashwell, Bushel & Strike
[Our traditional Christmas Play (10th anniversary performance).]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
- - 20:00 Ashwell, Wolverley House -
- - 21:00 Ashwell, Three Tuns -
- - 22:00 Ashwell, Rose & Crown -
21 Dec 11
Brafront Guisers 21:00 Baldock, The Orange Tree, SG7 5AW
[Baldock Folk Club.]
Adrian Williams
0779 17 8223
26 Dec 11
St Alban's Mummers 11:30 St Albans, Town Hall
[The latest incarnation of the play of St George and the Dragon.]
Sandy Glover
01727 373701
- - 12:30 St Albans, White Hart Hotel -
- - 13:00 St Albans, St Albans Abbey -
- - 13:45 St Albans, Fighting Cocks -
- - 14:30 St Albans, Clock Tower -

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