Folk Play Links - Somerset, England

Compiled by C. Little



Groups listed may be folk club, morris dance or amateur drama groups, as well as traditional performers. Publications listed may be cited, extracted or summarised publications, as well as full text.


Groups

001 * Bathampton Morris Men [photo; programme]
002 * Bishopswood [sic] Mummers [photos; programme; script]
003 * Keynsham Mummers / Bristol Morris Men [perform Keynsham text; photos; programme]
004 * North Curry Mummers (/ Taunton Deane Morris Men) [photos; programme; CD for sale]
005 * The Halfway House [Photo of Langport Mummers]
006 * Weston Mummers [photos; programme]
007 * Widcombe Mummers / Widcombe Association [photos; programme]

Libraries & Archives

008 * Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1854-1875 [vol.II, 1877, pp.82, 943, 1155 - ' 1862 : Add. Ms. 24542' - Keynsham text]
009 * Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1854-1875 [vol.II, 1877, pp.82, 943 - ' 1862 : Add. Ms. 24546' - Keynsham text]
010 * Survey of English Dialects (SED) Incidental Material [Ref. 31So6] [Mummers at Stogursey]

Publications

011 * A History of the County of Somerset. Vol.6 [ed. by R.W. Dunning, 1992, p.136 - 'Stogursey', by R.W. Dunning & M.C. Siraut - citation of Somerset Record Office [Ref. D/PC/stogs 23/19]]
012 * A History of the County of Somerset. Vol.7 [ed. by R.W. Dunning, 1999, p.023 - 'Bruton', by R.W. Dunning & M.C. Siraut - citation of Dorset Record Office [Ref. D/FSI, box 218, accounts. 1781-1787] - Bruton seen at Redlynch House [Redlynch Park], Redlynch, 1780s]
013 * A History of the County of Somerset. Vol.7 [ed. by R.W. Dunning, 1999, p.087 - 'Charlton Horethorne', by R.W. Dunning & M.C. Siraut]
014 * A History of the County of Somerset. Vol.7 [ed. by R.W. Dunning, 1999, p.141 - 'Milborne Port', by R.W. Dunning & M.C. Siraut - citation of Somerset County Herald, 5th & 12th Jun. 1926]
015 * A History of the County of Somerset. Vol.7 [ed. by R.W. Dunning, 1999, p.187 - 'Penselwood', by R.W. Dunning & M.C. Siraut - citation as 'Bruton']
016 * A History of the County of Somerset. Vol.7 [ed. by R.W. Dunning, 1999, p.203 - 'Stoke Trister', by R.W. Dunning & M.C. Siraut - citation as 'Bruton']
017 * A Narrative of the Extraordinary Case of Geo. Lukins, of Yatton, Somersetshire [1788, p.6 - as letter, by W.R. W. [Rev W.R. Wake][Vicar of Backwell], in Bristol Gazette, ?? Jun. 1788 [- as in Bath Chronicle, Vol.XXVII No.1436, 5th Jun. 1788, p.4a] - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
018 * Authentic Anecdotes of George Lukins, the Yatton Doemoniac; [by Samuel Norman, [1788], p.10 - as letter, by S. N. [Samuel Norman], in Bristol Gazette, ?? Jun. 1788; p.14 - as letter, by Justitiae Vindex [pseud], in Bristol Gazette, ?? Jul. 1788; p.18 - as letter, by S. N. [Samuel Norman], in Bristol Gazette, ?? Jul. 1788; p.35 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
019 * Calendar of Customs, Superstitions, Weather-Lore, Popular Sayings, and Important Events Connected with the County of Somerset [[comp.] by W.G.Willis Watson, 1920, pp.456-457 - 'Mummers' - as Somerset County Herald - extract from Wifela's Combe : A History of the Parish of Wiveliscombe, by F. Hancock [Prebendary of Wells Cathedral][born at Wiveliscombe], 1911, p.60]
020 * Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at an English Country House [by Sir Edward Strachey [3rd Baronet], in Atlantic Monthly, Vol.LXXIV No.CCCCXLVI, Dec. 1894, pp.733-734 - at [Sutton Court, Chew Magna]]
021 * Church-Wardens' Accounts of Croscombe, Pilton, Yatton, Tintinhull, Morebath, and St Michael's Bath [ed. by Right Rev [Edmund] Hobhouse, 1890, pp.xiv, 184 - Christmasse play at Tintinhull; xxii-xxiii -]
022 * English Folk-Song : Some Conclusions [by Cecil J. Sharp, 1907, p.17 - mummers (non-play ?) seen at West Chinnock & Haselbury Plucknett]
023 * History of the Parish and Town of Bampton, [2nd edition] [by Rev J.A. Giles [Curate of Bampton, First Portion], 1848, pp.(60, 176-178 - text, 1847 - incorporates [Southwick ?] fragments]
024 * letter [by W.R. W. [Rev W.R. Wake][Vicar of Backwell], in Bath Chronicle, Vol.XXVII No.1436, 5th Jun. 1788, p.4a - Subscription required for Gale: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers]
025 * Manners and Customs : Christmas [by W.G. C. [Rev William Gifford Cookesley ?], in Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol.XXVI No.754, 19th Dec. 1835, p.423 - in (Wiltshire and) Somerset, still kept up]
026 * Priddy Mummers [citation of David Searle, in Bristol Folk News, No.14, Spring 1974, pp.21-23]
027 * The Diary of a Country Parson, 1758-1802 [by James Woodforde. London, Oxford University Press, 1949 - mummers (non-play ?) at Ansford - Subscription required for Questia]
028 * The Nursery Rhymes of England, [ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1842, p.136 - CCXLVII]

[General]

029 * Monkton Players [List of productions with mention of Mummers Play]
030 * The History of the Village of Rode [by W.M. Holloway, 1972 - extract from Augusta Caroline Peacock-Davi[e]s' [daughter of Vicar of Rode Hill] account, after 1901 - [between 1863 and 1870]]

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