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Thread #54781   Message #850982
Posted By: Ian
20-Dec-02 - 04:24 AM
Thread Name: PEL: Mummers stopped Cerne Abbas
Subject: RE: PEL: Mummers stopped Cerne Abbas
Yes I heard the R4 piece and the mummers and landlady put their case.
ie the tradition had been going on since the 1800s. The landlady did not realise that a PEL was required for the night. The local Licencing authority (chair Jill Haynes)stated that they were acting on a complaint and they had to phone the pub to stop the show. She claimed that "If there are more than two performers different fire regs apply". The licence costs 10.00 and should have been applied for in advance. As for the mummers they had to perform outside but they could not collect for charity as the did not licence to collect cash on the street.