Sunday, April 23, 2017

APRIL 23rd ST GEORGE'S DAY SO HERE WE HAVE THE MUMMERS' PLAY

There's nothing like a good old fight on St George's Day in a very traditional manner. The ancient Mummers' play performed yesterday in Billericay was, as usual, a huge success.  Here we have the good St George with some of our famous Mayflower Morris Men in the High Street. We are all so fond of this fabulous Morris side which has been dancing and performing in Essex since their formation in 1973. I am particularly grateful for their support and inclusion in one of my earlier books FOLKLORE OF ESSEX. During yesterday's performance, as the audience numbers built up, there was a magical, feel-good atmosphere, with some lively music and dancing and a little bellowing from the noisy audience -  especially when the nasty green dragon made his appearance. 
 

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