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Shaftesbury Town Crier’s One-Man Mummers Play

Shaftesbury’s town crier hosted a one-man mummers play at Stourhead today.

Cliff Skey tells Alfred’s Margaret Cluett about his next show, on the 9th January at the wassailing at Enmore Green’s Community Orchard. The ancient tradition represents the change in seasons.

Cliff Skey

The ‘mum’ in mummers comes from the middle English word for silence. These plays are performed without words.

Click below to listen.