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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Events: Wessex Morris Men Mummers Play at Cerne Abbas

Mummers' plays have been performed in England since the late 1700s and most Dorset villages would have had their own play. It is very likely that there was a play in Cerne Abbas but, unfortunately, all traces of it have been lost, so Wessex Morris have "imported" a play from Quidhampton, near Salisbury. Nevertheless, since their play has been performed regularly in Cerne Abbas for over 30 years it has come part of Cerne Abbas' Christmas tradition.

21st December 2009
  • 8.00pm- Cerne Abbas Village Square - Wessex Morris Men Christmas Party preceded by dancing and the Mummers Play
26th December 2009
  • 12.00pm - Cerne Abbas village Square - Dancing and Mummers Play
more information visit their website www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk

Below: The Wessex Morris Men perform there mummers play in the The Royal Oak, Cerne Abbas, Dorset in 2006.

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