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Ryton Mummers, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire (UK)

Year founded: 2002
Gender: men
Dance type(s): mumming
Tradition(s) / style(s): The Ryton-on-Dunsmore Christmas Mumming Play
Kit/Livery: Overcoat covered in multicoloured strips of rag, each approximately 1 foot long; 1 foot high cylindrical hat ditto, obscuring face; black trousers and black shoes or boots. (This is the official version, but, in practice, there is much variation.)

Primary contact: David Wintle (Tel.: +44 (0)24 7630 1283; Email:

Miscellany: Thanks to Anne Langley, who rediscovered the play in 2002 after 104 years of complete obscurity, we have now achieved relative obscurity. Things are looking up.

Last modified: 2002/06/05 13:10

sides/ryton_mummers.txt · Last modified: 2002/06/05 13:10 (external edit)