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Folk Plays - Christmas 2003 - Marshfield Mummers

Derek Schofield


Marshfield Mummers, Gloucestershire, England. The Old Time Paper Boys, Boxing Day 2003

Marshfield Mummers, The Mummers process down the main street in Marshfield, led by the Town Crier
The Mummers process down the main street in Marshfield, led by the Town Crier
Marshfield Mummers, After the fight - Little Man John lies on the floor with King William standing over him
After the fight - Little Man John lies on the floor with King William standing over him

The Marshfield Mummers perform at 11.00am on Boxing Day in the Market Place - this performance is preceded by the singing of carols to the large audience. They then perform a further three times along the main street, and then return to the Lord Nelson public house where they perform again. After a brief break, they actually performed for a sixth time along the road - this was a more informal performance with some of the reserve mummers taking the parts and some ad libbing. By noon, the whole thing is finished. Several hundred people watch the first performance, but the audiences drop off after each performance.


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