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Folk Plays - Christmas 2003 - Abingdon Mummers

Nadine S. White


Abingdon Mummers performing in villages near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England on the 19th December 2003

Abingdon Mummers, The Doctor expostulates with Mrs Finney as they discuss how to cure Bold Slasher
The Doctor expostulates with Mrs Finney as they discuss how to cure Bold Slasher
Father Christmas overlooks from the background
Abingdon Mummers, King George is down for the count again
King George is down for the count again
Abingdon Mummers, Bold Slasher and King George have it out at the Red Lion pub, Drayton
Bold Slasher and King George have it out at the Red Lion pub, Drayton

The Abingdon Mummers perform every year, collecting for local charities. They do a tour of Abingdon pubs and a 'village tour' of villages to the South of Abingdon. They also perform on an Open Weekend (in 2003 the last weekend in November) at the Cogges Farm Museum in Witney. The collection this year went to the DAWN talking newspaper for the blind, which records the local newspapers for this area on a weekly basis. The play that they perform - one of the shorter and more worn-down texts - is local. It was collected in the village of Sunningwell, just North of Abingdon.


The recommended URL for this web page is www.folkplay.info/Gallery/Abingdon2003.htm