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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2015, 01:52
The codpiece is impressive...
Chris: And I'm sure what it conceals is even more so..
... indeed...
Chris: English ritual Elizabeth - mumming..
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2015, 04:48
You had a great day again.
Am I confusing this with http://www.mummersunconvention.com/ ?
I love the 'Batman' with the orange cape....
Chris: This is an annual event held at nearby Marshfield on Boxing Day Astrid
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2015, 06:17
Remind me to go next year, Chris
Chris: I forgot to go Lisl, next year we must adorn ourselves in shredded paper and join them!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2015, 07:20
Mummers Parade or Play to celebrate the winter season?
Chris: Held every Boxing Day in Marshfield Philine
HA! I bet you and Lisl will fit right in next year!!!
Chris: Of course we will Ginnie
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Jan 2015, 08:14
Is this the festival of litter collecting Tiff?
Chris: How did you know that Chad?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2015, 08:20
I love the hat worn by the chat in the red coat; it has a small child attached to one side of it and a head to other side. Did three people cover themselves with glue and then walk along as part of a ticker tape parade?
Chris: Yes they did. These were celebrations illustrating the joy of the population when W J Phillips (no relation) ceased his Tifflet series..
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2015, 09:23
Whenever I fear for my sanity I just have to look at one of your photos of normal Somerset folk to reassure me that I am really very sane.

Are these Worzels?
Chris: This is tradition mate, the Marshfield Mummers doing their Boxing Day thing..
Is this a UKIP recruitment drive?
Chris: Hahahaha!!!
Ere, I wos there and I dint see thee.
Chris: This was Boxing Day 2013 Suzanne
What were you wearing, Chris? They seem to be staring (some in fear) at YOU!
Chris: I was disguised as an old man with a camera Mary
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jan 2015, 10:44
So, they finally came to pick you up?
Chris: Nooo - this is English tradition Louis
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2015, 10:50
All the time I lived in Bath I never heard of this. I'd love to see you & Lisl dressed up like that.
Chris: You wouldn't recognise us Pauline
More bizarre English ritual, Chris...Well captured.
Chris: This has been going on since time immemorial Frank
nice one Chris... definitely strange
Chris: Thank you Ronky
We do have some pretty weird customs in this country of ours don't we, I've read about this but never seen it.
Chris: This sort of thing happens all over the place Brian
Must have mugged the paper boy, imagine the consternation of not having a freshly pressed copy of 'The Times' at breakfast smile
Chris: Of such thoughts are nightmares made!
Is this the famous Chris Phillips lookalike competition?
Chris: Yes it is Tom but you will observe none have been able to replicate my finely chiselled features..
And I thought it was just a couple of weeks ago. I was probably there in 2013 as well. Its a bit of a tradition and my brother lives in Marshfield. Its a good excuse for a drink in one of the pubs.
Chris: Absolutely Suzanne
Another use for rag rugs, what strange people.
Chris: Just copying their ancestors Martin - also strange people
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 Jan 2015, 20:21
Oh heck
Chris: Fancy setting up a new tradition in Halesworth?

Oh - you already have..
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2015, 14:49
What the heck!

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