Rochdale Mummers are best known for their antics around New Year. They came around the houses and “mummed” for small change (for charity) Most kids were frightened to death by them, but I suppose the adults thought it was fun.
Please note the coconutters didn’t do “Mumming” although the outfits have reminded people about the event.
Wendy Hamer Coconutters didn’t go mumming this was a new year tradition
13 August 2013 at 20:0313 August 2013 at 19:45Brenda Marie Costello Britannia Coconutters from Britannia, Bacup.13 August 2013 at 18:54Wayne Mcfc Fetch Are they mummers13 August 2013 at 18:45Rochdale Past, Present & Future no but i have heard of them, don’t the clean the house or something going mumumumumumum lol13 August 2013 at 18:53Brenda Marie Costello The mummers were guys who blacked up their faces and didn’t speak but ‘hummed’ quietly. They used to call at your house on New Year’s Eve and carry out the dusting or cleaning for which you would give them something in appreciation of their work. I think.Mummer’s Day, or “Darkie Day” as it is sometimes known, is an ancient Cornish midwinter celebration that occurs every year on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day in Padstow, Cornwall. It was originally part of the pagan heritage of midwinter celebrations that were regularly celebrated throughout Cornwall 13 August 2013 at 19:00Rochdale Past, Present & Future. strange to have a connection with Cornwall, anyone got a theory?13 August 2013 at 19:03Gordon Monks They claim that the dances were brought from Cornwall by miners who came to Lancashire to work the mines.13 August 2013 at 19:46Gordon Monks…and were introduced to Cornwall my Moorish (North African) traders; one of the supposed origins of the term “Morris”.13 August 2013 at 20:01Karen Veon they used to scare me when they came mumming around our house when we were kids!!13 August 2013 at 20:16Karen Veon Rochdale Past, Present & Future… you are too young to remember them?13 August 2013 at 20:18Marie Merchant Me too Karen, Im so glad other people remember them. I thought I had drempt them!!14 August 2013 at 09:36Rochdale Past, Present & Future. Look at the two old dears wonderful13 August 2013 at 18:48Jen Taylor I vaguely remember a visit one new years eve! He knocked on the door and mummed around the house, and left. Don’t think you can get away with that today! Happy days!13 August 2013 at 19:10Carole Thomas Its the Britannia Coconutters13 August 2013 at 18:54Catherine Thomas WHITWORTH Coconutters my Grandad was one of them, seems everyone jumps on the band wagon of something good and different16 August 2013 at 21:52Susan Buckley great photo14 August 2013 at 11:16Elaine Chadwick Priceless14 August 2013 at 02:24Elizabeth Macpherson When approx were these pics taken Joe?13 August 2013 at 22:01Kathryn Christie Coconut Cloggers of Bacup, morrismen.13 August 2013 at 20:52John Woolfenden they are coconut dancers, they where in tv programme a couple of years ago ,,think they’re from the Bacup area,,,
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