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Published on Dec 8, 2008
Souling (Soulcake) plays were very common throughout Cheshire in the early part of the 20th century but then died out, and then revived in more recent times. They are performed only around the first week of November over 2 weekends and covering All Souls Day (usually 2 November). The distinguishing feature from the more common Mummers play is the Wild Horse (Dick) that appears towards the end of the play. The clip is taken on the final Saturday of the Comberbach Swilltub Mummers souling season at the Spinner and Bergamot in Comberbach.