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The Uffington Mummers
Performance of Traditional Local Play
Saturday, 24th June 2000

the players

King George
King George
(Adrian Dunn)

Beelzebub
Beelzebub
(David Coxhead)

Mother Vinney
Mother Vinney
(Tiggy Packford)

The Doctor
The Doctor
(Eric Humfrey)

Starcher
Starcher
(Chris Rayner), also referred to as Paddy Royal, with Musician for the day, Pete Smith

Jack, The Doctor, King George & Father Christmas
Old Father Christmas
(Bill Mitchell) supervising the resurrection of King George.  Jack (Duncan Saunders) with cap stands left of The Doctor

Jack
Jack
(Duncan Saunders)

The Mummers Song
The Mummers Song

A Traditional Mummers Play that was written down in 1972 from the collective memory of the Bailey family; up until this time it had been an oral tradition, passed on from father to son. This play is only ever performed on special occasions.

Summarised from an interview with Tiggy Packford (Uffington)
2nd July 2000

 
 
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