Mumming, Hartley Style
The first Mummers play that Hartley ever knew about came from the village of Firle in Sussex. It was discovered by a friend of Bob Tatman, Alan Skull, in 1969. Hartley performed it for the first time on Boxing Day 1970 and have continued to do so every Boxing Day since, when they could. See Sussex Archaeology & Folklore
It is also performed on other occasions and usually combined with dancing.
The two performances on Boxing Day are;
12.00 The Black Horse, Stansted, TN15 7PR
13.15 Rose & Crown, Wrotham, TN15 7AE
For a General history of mumming and other traditional folk plays see http://www.folkplay.info
Darent Valley Champions
The Darent Valley Champions perform the traditional Mumming Plays collected in the Darent Valley area of North Kent. The Champions were formed by the Hartley Morris Men in 1973 to perform the Darent Valley plays in their home village.