As is now customary, the Mummers will bring our Village’s traditional Mummers Play to Lympstone’s hostelries on the Saturday before Christmas (December 21st). The script, handed down over generations, compresses a history of England’s hostilities – from the Crusades onwards – into a noisy ten minutes of violent defeat and rude revival of past foes. The troupe of six players will burst into the Saddlers at around 8.30, fight their way through the Redwing at 9 and the Swan at 9.30 to arrive at the Globe by about 10pm. A collection will be taken for the Children’s Society. On the previous night the Lympstone play will be taken to Topsham, by train naturally.