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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Mummer mia!

Don't be alarmed if you find yourself in the company of half a dozen men with blackened faces, dressed in tatters, at this time of year.

For ‘tis the season the Stourvale Mummers invade local pubs and perform short folk plays of derring-do, slaying and coming back to life.

For as far back as five hundred years, mummers have gone around the principal houses, farms and inns to perform the medieval play of St George, which follows a typical midwinter theme of death and resurrection.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo News Tuesday 16th December 2008

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