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Folk Plays - Christmas 2003 - Winterbourn Down Christmas Boys

Steve Slade


Winterbourn Down Christmas Boys from north Bristol, England perform their mummers play on Boxing Day around the village

Winterbourn Down Christmas Boys, Performing outside the Cross Hands on Boxing Day 2004
Performing outside the Cross Hands on Boxing Day 2004
Background (left to right): St George, Father Christmas, Green Man. Foreground: Turkish Knight, Doctor
Winterbourn Down Christmas Boys, Little Fellow holding feet of Turkish Knight while he is being operated on by the Doctor
Little Fellow holding feet of Turkish Knight while he is being operated on by the Doctor
The Doctor is outside the picture

The Christmas Boys collect for Friends of Frenchay Hospital. This play was performed untill WWI and revived in 1979 from memories of residents, the popularity of their performances has grown and Winterbourn Down Border Morris - a mixed side - was formed as the support band.


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