Folk Play Links - Wiltshire, 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 * BBC Wiltshire - Horsing around with the Mummers [by Matt - about Ragged Heroes Mummers]
002 * FTX-406 - The Vly be on the Turmuts : Village Traditions - Wiltshire [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1977 - Track 17 - Audio of Shrewton Mummers, early 1950s; at Woodford]
003 * Potterne Village [Photo and video of Potterne Mummers]
004 * Purton Mummers 2003 Tour [by Purton Mummers, in Purton Magazine, Vol.26 No.2, Feb. 2004, p.24]
005 * Quidhampton Mummers [perform Quidhampton text; programme]
006 * Ragged Heroes Mummers [photos; programme; videos]
007 * Sarum Morris [photo; programme]
008 * Wiltshire County Council : Community History : Folk Arts : Plays [transcript of excerpt of FTX-406]

Libraries & Archives

009 * Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection [Ref. Wiltshire pp.25-26] [extract with Baydon text]
010 * Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection [Ref. Wiltshire pp.29-38] [extract with Shrewton text]
011 * Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection [Ref. Wiltshire pp.59-60] [extract with Cherhill text]
012 * Wiltshire County Council : Community History : Folk Arts : Biography [Henry Harvey from whom Cricklade text was collected]
013 * Wiltshire County Council : Community History : Folk Arts : Biography [Elijah Iles from whom Inglesham text was collected]
014 * Wiltshire Record Office [Ref. 2598/36] [Alfred Williams Collection - Inglesham; Lydiard Millicent; South Marston; Cricklade (Shepherd and the Maiden) texts]
015 * Wiltshire Record Office [Ref. 3433/16865] [Jean Morrison Collection - at Burbage; at Fittleton [Village History Scrapbook]; at Keevil; at Lydiard Tregoze; at Poulshot]
016 * Wiltshire Record Office [Ref. 3733/5/1] [Mary Blamire Young Collection - Chilmark fragment; [unlocated] fragment]

Publications

017 * A Battle Amongst The Christmas Mummers [in Trowbridge & North Wilts Advertiser, 23rd Dec. 1865, p.3c - at Melksham & North Wraxall]
018 * A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect [by Rev W.D. Parish [Vicar of Selmeston], 1875, pp.(122 - entry for 'Tip-teerers'; 136-137, iii - Selmeston text [- variation of Tenby text];) 138, ii - Salisbury fragment [- informed by Rev C. Swainson [was Curate of Wilton & Netherhampton] ?]]
019 * A History of the County of Wiltshire. Vol.9 [ed. by Elizabeth Crittall, 1970, p.141 - 'Swindon', by Elizabeth Crittall & K.H. Rogers - citation of Swindon Fifty Years Ago (More or Less), by William Morris, [1885], pp.141-149]
020 * A Mummers' Play from Limpley Stoke [by Felicity Gilmour, in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol.83, 1990, pp.155-162 - text, circa 1859; citation of Mummers at Limpley, by A. O'Shaughnessy, in Limpley Stoke : Parish Newsletter, Jan. 1981]
021 * A Mummersí Play from Limpley Stoke [by Felicity Gilmour, in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol.83, 1990, pp.155-162 - text]
022 * A Wiltshire Mummers' Play [by Alfred Williams, in Wiltshire Gazette, 30th Dec. 1926, p.3c-e - Lydiard Millicent text from Alfred Williams Collection]
023 * Assize Intelligence [in Morning Chronicle, No.26586, 11th Mar. 1852 - "Young Turks" at Salisbury - Subscription required for Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers]
024 * Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire [by J.S. Udal, in Folk-Lore Record, Vol.III Pt.I, 1880, pp.87-116 - (extract from A Grammar and Glossary of the Dorset Dialect, by W. Barnes, in Transactions of the Philological Society, 1864, p.71 - entry for 'Mummers'; citation of Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire, by J.S. Udal, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 26th Dec. 1874, p.505; [Symondsbury] text; south-west text; note by The Editor [?] - J.T. Micklethwaite possessed Walker Peace Egg chapbook for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection; Dumbleton text for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection - informed by Miss [Eliza] Wedgwood [daughter of Rector of Dumbleton];) at Minety, 1876 - informed by Nina Sharp [cousin of Vicar ]; (at Acomb, a few years ago - informed by Nina Sharp; citation of Banks of the Boro: A Chronicle of the County of Wexford, by Patrick Kennedy, 1867, pp.226-232)]
025 * Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire [by Nina Sharp [note], in Folk-Lore Record, Vol.3 Pt.1, 1880, pp.113-114 - at Minety]
026 * Christmas Play as Acted in the Old Borough Town of Wootton Bassett, Wilts [by F.H. Wiltshire, in Antiquary, Vol.XLIV No.?, Oct. 1908, p.469 - fragment]
027 * Christmas Play as Acted in the Old Borough Town of Wootton Bassett, Wilts [by F.H. Wiltshire, in Antiquary, Vol.XLIV No.?, Oct. 1908, p.469 - fragment]
028 * England, Wales, and Scotland [by J.G. Kohl, 1844, p.178]
029 * Field and Hedgerow [by Richard Jefferies, coll. by His Widow [Jessie Jefferies], 1889 - 'Among the Nuts' [- as Among the Nuts, by [Anon], in The Standard, No.19379, 23rd Aug. 1886, p.3] - mumming at [Coate]]
030 * Gaiety in the Grand Manner [by Daphne Fielding [was wife of 6th Marquess], in Life, Vol.35 No.26, 28th Dec. 1953, pp.69, 61 - at Longleat House, Horningsham, seventy years ago - informed by his family [Anon] - as The Sketch]
031 * In a Wiltshire Village: Some Old Songs and Customs [by E.E. Balch, in Antiquary, Vol.XLIV No.?, Oct. 1908, pp.379-382 - Stourton fragment]
032 * In a Wiltshire Village: Some Old Songs and Customs [by E.E. Balch, in Antiquary, Vol.XLIV No.?, Oct. 1908, pp.380-381 - Stourton fragment]
033 * Jefferies' Land : A History of Swindon and its Environs [by the late Richard Jefferies, ed. with notes by Grace Toplis, 1896, p.196 - 'The Oxford Road' [- as The Oxford Road, by Geoffrey [pseud], in North Wilts Herald, Vol.7 No.350, 29th Feb. 1868, p.5] - mumming at [Coate]]
034 * 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 - [incidentally, his grandfather [William Cookesley] was benefactor of William Gifford, so thus his father [Rev John Cookesley] was beneficiary]]
035 * Moonrakings [extract from eds. Olivier & Edwards, 1930, pp.95-98 - Quidhampton text]
036 * Moonrakings [extract from eds. Olivier & Edwards, 1930, pp.54-55; 95-98; 60-61; 62; 59; 64 - Amesbury fragment; Quidhampton text; Horningsham text; at Maiden Bradley; at Cricklade; at Woodford]
037 * Mumming [by [Anon][Rev William Gifford Cookesley ?], in Penny Magazine, Vol.VI No.364, 2nd Dec. 1837, pp.470-471 [sic] - (citation of Marmion, by Sir Walter Scott;) [unlocated] text]
038 * Observations on the Sword-Dance and Mummers Play [by Douglas Kennedy, in Journal of the English Folk Dance Society, 2nd Ser. No.3, 1930, pp 32-33 - Alton Barnes text, via Stanton St Bernard - informed by J.M. Lawson]
039 * On Certain Ancient Wiltshire Customs : 2 - The Mummers [by F.A. Carrington, in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine,, Vol.I No.I, Mar. 1854, pp.79-85 - at Wootton Rivers, a few years ago; at Avebury, 1852; Wiltshire composite text, about fifteen years ago - informed by his friend [Rev William Gifford Cookesley ?]; (extract from Gilbert; extract from Hone;) citation of Mumming, by [Anon], in Penny Magazine, Vol.VI No.364, 2nd Dec. 1837, pp.470-471 [sic]; (Painswick fragment, 1853)]
040 * On Certain Ancient Wiltshire Customs : 2 - The Mummers [by F.A. Carrington, in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine,, Vol.I No.I, Mar. 1854, pp.79-85 - at Wootton Rivers, a few years ago; at Avebury, 1852; Wiltshire composite text, about fifteen years ago - informed by his friend [Rev William Gifford Cookesley ?]]
041 * Parson's Pleasure [extract from [Right Rev] W.S. Swayne [son of Vicar of Chitterne], 1934, p.39 - at Chitterne, [between 1874 and 18??]]
042 * Review of "Newfoundland in 1842:" by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle [by [Anon][Rev William Gifford Cookesley ?], in Magazine of Domestic Economy, and Family Review, New Ser. Vol.I [No.4], Oct. 1842, pp.183-185 - in western county, days of his boyhood; (citation of Marmion, by Sir Walter Scott - sic;) in Wiltshire; possesses West Country text]
043 * Review of "The Mummers' Play" by R.J.E. Tiddy [by Prof Arnold Wall [nephew? of Vicar], in The Press [Christchurch], Vol.LXI No.18343, 28th Mar. 1925, p.11ab - at Stanton St Bernard, 1880s and 1890s; until at most twelve years ago - informed by Rector [- see also Alton Barnes]]
044 * Round About the Upper Thames [by Alfred Williams, 1922, pp.232; 306-312 - at Cricklade; Inglesham text from Alfred Williams Collection]
045 * Round About the Upper Thames [extract from Alfred Williams, 1922, pp.306-312 - Inglesham text from Alfred Williams Collection]
046 * Some Wiltshire Folk-Lore [by A.L. Clark [born at Warminster], in Wiltshire Notes and Queries, Vol.I [No.4], Dec. 1893, p.151]
047 * Swindon Fifty Years Ago (More or Less) [extract from William Morris, [1885], pp.141-149]
048 * The Christmas Boys," or "Mummers" [by Walter Buchanan [son of Vicar of Potterne][brother of Rev Alfred Buchanan], in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol.XXVII No.LXXXI, Jun. 1894, pp.311-314 - Potterne text, between 1875 and 1890]
049 * The Christmas Boys," or "Mummers" [by Walter Buchanan [son of Vicar of Potterne][brother of Rev Alfred Buchanan], in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol.XXVII No.LXXXI, Jun. 1894, pp.311-314 - Potterne text, between 1875 and 1890]
050 * The Christmas Collection [CD for sale: comp. by Christina Hardyment - (Audio of some of the villages [unlocated] near Lutterworth text;) play was performed at East Kennett Primary School]
051 * The Dialect of Pewsey (Wiltshire) [by John Kjederqvist, in Transactions of the Philological Society, 1903-1906, p.64fn - "The Mommers"]
052 * The History of the Parish of All Cannings [by Rev W. Henry Jones [Vicar of Bradford-on-Avon], in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine,, Vol.XI No.XXXI, ???. 1869, p.33 - 'Games and Amusements', by Rev H.H. Methuen [Curate of All Cannings] - "mumming" fragment]
053 * The History of the Parish of All Cannings [by Rev W. Henry Jones [Vicar of Bradford-on-Avon], in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine,, Vol.XI No.XXXI, ???. 1869, p.33 - 'Games and Amusements', by Rev H.H. Methuen [Curate of All Cannings] - "mumming" fragment]
054 * The Town, College, and Neighbourhood of Marlborough [by F.Edward Hulme, 1881, pp.71-72]
055 * Wild Life in a Southern County [Wiltshire] [by Richard Jefferies, n.d., p.107 - 'Events of the village year' [- as The Village Year, by [Anon], in Pall Mall Gazette, Vol.28 No.4181, 16th Jul. 1878, pp.219-220] - mumming at [Coate]]
056 * Wiltshire [extract from Olivier, 1951 - at Stockton]
057 * Wiltshire Books, Pamphlets, and Articles [in Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine, Vol.XLVII No.CLXII, Jun. 1935, pp.150-151 - citation of article, by Rev Alfred Buchanan [son of Vicar of Potterne][brother of Walter Buchanan], in Wiltshire Gazette, 6th Sep. 1934 - Potterne text, circa 1860]
058 * Wiltshire Folk Lore Jottings [by the late Rev C.V. Goddard [son of Vicar of Hilmarton] and others, ed. by Canon E.H. Goddard [his brother], in Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine, Vol.L No.CLXXVII, Dec. 1942, pp.42, 35 - at Hilmarton]

[General]

059 * Downton Buildings Archive [until the 1920s]
060 * Wiltshire County Council : Community History : Folk Arts : Plays [Scripts of Dec. 1988 & Dec. 1989; May 1989; 2001 Mere Amateur Dramatic Society performances, by Pip Potter]
061 * Wiltshire Folk Arts [Includes a page on Mumming, with photos]

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