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Thursday, 18 August 2011
News Clipping: Bill Bartlett, The Symondsbury Mummer
The Symondsbury Mummers
Bill, a great Dorsetman, passed away in late July 2011. www.transitionvision.tv was
privileged to shoot an interview with him at Eype on the Dorset coast
about his involvement with the Symondsbury Mummers - how the tradition
was revived in 1950 and particularly about the film of the Mummers made
by the late Peter Kennedy in 1952. Bill was simply brilliant company
and to meet him was to feel that you had known him for years: a very
special person to many, many people. "Singing the Travels" - the song
associated with the Symondsbury Mummers - is played on melodeon by the
late Peter Kennedy. This material is drawn from the Trilith Production,
"Walk in Room".