Past Folk Play Performances - Durham

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Durham, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
26 Dec 02
Redcar Sword Dancers 12:00 Hartlepool, Greatham
[Probably the only example of a longsword dance and it's play still being performed together. One performance only, at 12noon outside the Greatham Hospital gates. Singing afterwards in the Hope & Anchor.]
Brian Pearce
01642 454371
20 Dec 04
South Hylton Local History Society 19:30 South Hylton, South Hylton Community Centre
[Reflections on nursing at Sunderland Royal Infirmary, by Hilda Rolfe. Plus 'Guisers' play]
outh.hyltonlhs@ntlworld.com
26 Dec 04
Redcar Sword Dancers 12:00 Greatham, Hospital Gates
[Performance of Greatham Sword Dance and Play]
Brian Pearce
01642 454371
26 Dec 05
Redcar Sword Dancers 12:00 Greatham, Church gates
[Performance of the Greatham sword dance and play, followed by a singaround in the Hope & Anchor]
Brian Pearce
01642 454371
26 Dec 06
Redcar Sword Dancers 12:00 Greatham, Hospital Gates
[40th Boxing Day performance of the Greatham Sword Dance and Play. Possibly the only example of a sword dance and play still being performed together. Followed by singaround at the Hope and Anchor.]
Brian Pearce
01642 454371

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