Christmas Mummers in Yorkshire

Mummers are one of the most ancient of Yorkshire’s Christmas traditions

 

Knaresborough Mummers

Knaresborough Mummers

Yorkshire’s  Knaresborough Mummers perform a unique Christmas play, local to the area, and called  the Blue Stotts.  Members take their heritage seriously, and have researched the history of the story.

Heritage

Team member John Burrell explains the name:  “It’s because ‘blue’ is a corruption of ‘plew’, the dialect word for plough, and ‘stots’ is the Scandinavian n