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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

News Clipping: Mummer’s the word

The Hardy Players perform a mumming play
This week Dorset author Peter Cooper, who wrote the play She Opened The Door, about the women in the life of Thomas Hardy, looks at the festive tradition of Mumming plays. Mumming is a curious custom in which heavily disguised folk, traditionally men, travel from big house to pub to earn a little extra Christmas money.

Read More: Source Dorset Echo

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