The Widcombe Association is our parent organisation. It provides financial support, much encouragement and fantastic volunteers! Residents frequently say that Widcombe wouldn't be the same without the Mummers, and we say the Mummers wouldn't be the same without the Widcombe Association!


The original inspiration for the Widcombe Mummers came partly from a talk by Doc Rowe at the English Country Music Weekend in 2005; scripts from which we derive some of our own can be found in Peter Millington's MasterMummers. Many musicians support us including from the Bath City Jubilee Waits, and Mr Wilkins Shilling women morris dancers have performed with us frequently. The Fiery Dragon Folk Opera was based on our St George play.

The Widcombe Mummers co-organised, co-run and hosted the first Mummers UnConvention in Bath, November 2011. The ‘Nine Lives of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’ by the Bristol Rag Morris Mummers, was one of its  highlights.

Widcombe Mummers’ founder, Ian Gilchrist, also enjoys playing with the Pilgarlic dance band and with the Pipley band.

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