Piping in the festive season

The Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers have announced their festive season schedule after a year of ups and downs.

In August, they were filmed in Leamington Spa for a BBC2 show “My Country”, and also danced at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.

Then a few days later, the Mummers said goodbye to Colin Corner as his ashes were spread on White Horse Hill. Colin took over from Jack Hyde as the bagman in 1971 and was the main motivator behind the team in the 1970s and 1980s.

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The Mummers say their farewells to Colin Corner on White Horse Hill

Saturday 2nd December: Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza

Mid-day parade, then dancing at 1300-1330 in Bath Street, 1330-1400 on the Market Place and 1530-1600 in Bath Street.  Some rest and music in the Kings Head & Bell in between shows.

Tuesday 19th December: Mummers Town Tour

Punch Bowl, Broad Face, Kings Head & Bell, Old Anchor, The Grapes, Conservative Club, Brewery Tap.

Thursday 21st December: Mummers Out of Town Tour

Wheatsheaf (Drayton), Plum Pudding (Milton), Cherry Tree (Steventon), Fox (Steventon), North Star (Steventon), Red Lion (Drayton).