The Warburton Souling Play - Souling 2004
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Details for the 2004 season

The Warburton Souling Play was once again performed in and around the Warburton area of Cheshire during the first week of November 2004. The season attempted to follow the success of the previous one in 2003, the 25th year since the Play was revived and considered by most participants and observers to have been the best year so far. The assessment was that it did quite well at that, not only from a collection point of view, which was the best yet, but from the fact that the Gang this year had the use of a 'people carrier', or rather a 'Gang carrier' whose use was made available by the Enterer, Chris Martin, with driving kindly provided by our sober Doctor, Mark Seyler. Beelzebub of course found this facility very much to his liking!!

As mentioned in other pages, in former years the performers of the Play would generally be out to collect as much as they could to help see them through the winter. This year, as in previous years of our revival, the funds collected are offered forward to a Charity. This year the charity is Francis House Children's' Hospice in Didsbury and a cheque for £725 has been sent to them as a result of this years collections.

The dates and areas we did were:
Monday 1st November, Warburton & Dunham
Wednesday 3rd November, Agden & Lymm
Thursday 4th November,
Hollinfare, Carrington & Urmston
Friday 5th November, Broadheath, Altrincham & Hale
Saturday 6th November, Dunham, Heatley & Warburton

The following table gives an idea of where we performed so as these can be related to the Gallery section.

Warburton Souling Play - Itinerary 2004

Date Area Venue Approx. Time
Monday 1st November Warburton Saracen's Head 8.30pm - 9.00pm
Dunham Axe and Cleaver 9.00pm - 9.30pm
Rope and Anchor 9.30pm - 10.00pm
The Vine 10.00pm - 10.30pm
Wednesday 3rd November Agden The Jolly Thresher 8.30pm - 9.00pm
Lymm Golden Fleece 9.10pm
The Bull 9.30pm - 9.45pm
Saddler's Arms 9.45pm - 10.15pm
The Spread Eagle 10.15pm - 10.45pm
Thursday 4th November Hollinfare The Black Swan 8.40pm - 9.00pm
Carrington Windmill  9.15pm
Urmston The Roebuck 9.45pm - 10.15pm
The Church 10.15pm - 10.45pm
Friday 5th November Broadheath The Railway 8.30pm - 9.00pm
Altrincham The Malt Shovels 9.00pm - 9.30pm
The Old Market Tavern 9.30pm - 9.50pm
The Orange Tree
9.50pm - 10.15pm
Hale The Railway 10.15pm - 10.45pm
Saturday 6th November Warburton St. Werburgh's (new) Church 2.40pm
Heatley Farmers Arms 6.00pm - 6.15pm
Dunham Axe & Cleaver 7.00pm
Heatley Green Dragon 8.00pm
Railway 8.30pm - 8.45pm
Warburton Saracens Head 9.15pm - 9.30pm

This page updated: 8th February 2005.