The Players of St Peter
Special page for Google
This page serves two purposes:
- It creates explicit links for Google to follow into the image pages on
the official site. (Note to self: that is why you must not use
below for further discussion.
- It provides an extended set of keywords for Google to index. Originally
these were within pospdex.htm
in a section with a CSS coding of display:none. Now this is "black hattery"
and it certainly felt as though Google was not only ignoring the
keywords but it was giving the page a lower rank because it had
identified keyword stuffing. So there you are Google - down the bottom
of this page - all the keywords (based on one of Ted's programme
blurbs) en claire. Please index them.
I have also had to change the "Google unique" word. I did have "sgalawaki"
which I got from an article that I deleted from Wikipedia and which consisted
simply of: "Sgalawaki - understanding your country's established definition of
reason using a dictionary". I have had drop that because some YouTuber
using it. However it did establish my pattern of using "sg.." for my Google
- Menu of the unofficial site
run by me, Roger W Haworth
- In 2008 I noted that Simon Reynolds, the webmaster of the official site was
as an alternative to the main domain name.
But he had not actually purchased the name so on 2008 Oct 27 I bought
PoSP.org.uk for myself.
For some time I had it as a redirect to my unofficial menu.
But the online booking system that I developed in Autumn 2013 needed PHP and MySQL
which are not available on myby so I converted PoSP.org.uk to a proper website running
on the same server as RHaworth.net and RHaworth.com
(obsolete but retained as a redirector). My account there
allowed me three domain names.
- In 2015 Jan, I noticed that the account had been upgraded free of charge and I was allowed
five domain names. So I was able to buy my son George his first domain name and give him
a website at zzzzz.eu (he chose the name!) all for the princely sum of £2.39!
But when renewal time came round they wanted £18 for just one year so he agreed to
drop it and just use adsr.ninja which he had bought for himself.
But then when renewal time for that one came round too much money was wanted so he bought
mikrocosm.com. Considering that it looked a desirable
name, it was surprisingly cheap and, more importantly, they were quoting a price for five
years which was also reasonable.
- Suggestions for the St PP website - something
I knocked up in 2000. Since Google was still indexing it on my Tesco pages when they were
shut down (by Tesco) in 2012, I have transferred it to another server.
- theplayersofstpeter.org.uk: Simon's PoSP site
- Roll call, etc.
- Official thumbnail page - up to 2007 - spider-friendly links
- Thumbnails via more extensive search - 2007 onwards - equally
spider-inimical so access via these links:
- The following other directories on Simon's site are visible but there
does not seem to be any point in asking Google to look at them:
archive/images/ (with more directories) ·
for Google to spider it properly. In fact even when Google followed the links here
Google indexes the quotes from the text but not the people's names -
which is not what I wanted!
For example, in trying to find 2007,
Item 97 on Simon's website
It turned out that the solution was already in use in the pages in question but not applied to
people's names. I took 2007,
Item 49 on Simon's website
and created this
which has a very simple addition:
element which is a standard HTML feature.
Now here is a strange thing!
Now, I have checked sufficient other pages that I am confident that the syndrome of Google
not indexing on names does apply. I am going to claim that since my page
up for more than a year, that is ample time for Google to "back-associate" it to Simon's page.
Ie. if my page did not exist, Google would never have indexed Simon's page on actor name.
Other techniques for creating text visible only to search engines:
- Simple display:none. See notes at the top of the page where this is denounced. However my
programs archive uses this - see
1983 March for example. But here
the display:none is detached from the hidden text via a CSS class.
- Massive alt= as in
page. Disadvantage: restricted character set, eg. I had to convert " to ".
- Use @media as in
this page. Probably the best - it says
this text is for non-visual browsers, eg. text-to-speech, which in a way, it is.
The Players of St Peter at The Players of Saint Peter at
St Clement Eastcheap Church, Clements Lane, London, EC4 England UK United Kingdom
(the original 'Oranges and Lemons' church)
between Lombard Street and King William Street
St Clement, Eastcheap with St Martin Orgar: The Ven Kenneth Gibbons (Priest-in-Charge), Mark Kiddle
The Players have been presenting amateur productions of English medieval drama English Mediaeval Religious Drama
for nearly sixty years and we believe we are unique in offering annual productions from the main
English mystery cycles English mystery plays English miracle cycles English miracle plays
Medieval Mystery Plays Mediaeval Mystery Plays Medieval Mystery Play Mediaeval Mystery Play
medieval miracle play Mediæval Mystery Play
We perform a selection of plays from one of the four most complete cycles each year: 15th century
York corpus christi plays, Chester, Wakefield (also known as the Towneley Cycle) and n-Town
(also known as the Ludus Coventriae or Corpus Christi Plays).
n-Town text which is believed to be a touring play script of East Anglian origin.
These productions take the story as far as the Nativity of Christ using a selection of individual
scenes within the one-and-a-half hour duration of each performance.
Although we use electric lighting and the church's organ, in all other respects we try to be as
faithful as possible to the original medieval production style.
The dialogue is very much as it was five hundred years ago, using original texts adapted only
for length and to clarify meanings for present-day audiences.
The group was founded in 1946 in the church of St Peter-upon-Cornhill Saint Peter upon Cornhill
It returned to the City of London, in St Clement Eastcheap church, several years ago,
after spending ten years in Holy Trinity Sloane Street Chelsea West London.
the present director, Olive Stubbs Olive M Stubbs, Triple Subject co-ordinator,
senior lecturer in English at the University of East London UEL
staging her first production as director in 1986, following a number of years
as an actor with the group;
several other players have been with the group for more than twenty-five years.
The audience is also loyal - many have been supporting us for more than thirty years
(in at least one case since the 1950s).
Seating is limited book your place early by returning the completed order form Booking Form
Admission includes a programme.
Ticket orders and correspondence to:
Ted Weedon Edward Weedon
The Players of St Peter, PO Box 3040, London, E1W 3TQ
Scenes from [Alexandra F Johnston Sandy Johnston titles included]
The Corpus Christi Plays / Pageants
The Proclamation Trailer
The Creation of Heaven and the Angels
The Fall of Lucifer
The Creation of the World and Man
The Fall of Man
The Creation and Fall of Man
Cain and Abel
Abraham and Isaac
The Tree of Jesse
The Betrothal of Mary
The Parliament of Heaven
The Salutation and Conception / The Annunciation
The Trial of Mary and Joseph
The Nativity / The Birth of Christ
The Adoration of the Shepherds
King Herod's Court
The Adoration of the Magi
The Purification of the Virgin
The Massacre of the Innocents and the Death of Herod
Christ and the Doctors
The Temptation / Lucifer on Sin
The Woman Taken in Adultery
The Raising of Lazarus
The Resurrection Appearances
The Last Judgment Doomsday
The York Plays Wagons carts wains
performed by craft guilds
The Barkers' Play: The Fall of the Angels
The Plasterers' Play: The Creation
The Cardmakers' Play: The Creation of Adam and Eve
The Fullers' Play: Adam and Eve in Eden
The Coopers' [Barrel-Makers'] Play: The Fall of Man
The Armourers' Play: The Expulsion
The Glovers' Play: Cain and Abel
The Shipwrights' Play: The Building of the Ark
The Fishers' and Mariners' Play: The Flood
The Parchmentmakers' and Bookbinders' Play: Abraham and Isaac
The Hosiers' Play: Moses and Pharaoh
The Spicers' Play: The Annunciation and Visitation
The Pewterers' and Founders' Play: Joseph's Trouble about Mary
The Tile Thatchers' Play: The Nativity
The Chandlers' Play: The Shepherds
The Masons' and Goldsmiths' Play: Herod and the Magi
The Hatmakers, Masons, and Labourers' Play: The Purification
The Marshals' Play: The Flight into Egypt
The Girdlers and Nailers Play: The Slaughter of the Innocents
The Spurriers' and Lorimers' Play: Christ with the Doctors in the Temple
The Barbers' Play: The Baptism
The Smiths' Play: The Temptation
The Curriers' Play: The Transfiguration
The Capmakers' Play: The Woman Taken in Adultery/The Raising of Lazarus
The Skinners' Play: The Entry into Jerusalem
The Cutlers' Play: The Conspiracy
The Baxters' Play: The Last Supper
The Cordwainers' Play: The Agony in the Garden and the Betrayal
The Bowers and Fletchers' Play: Christ Before Annas and Caiaphas
The Tapiters' and Couchers' Play: Christ before Pilate I: The Dream of Pilate's Wife
The Liststers' Play: Christ Before Herod
The Cooks' and Waterleaders' Play: The Remorse of Judas
The Tilemakers' Play: Christ Before Pilate 2: The Judgement
The Shearmen's Play: The Road to Calvary
The Pinners' Play: The Crucifixion
The Butchers' Play: The Death of Christ
The Saddlers' Play: The Harrowing of Hell
The Winedrawers' Play: The Resurrection
The Winedrawers' Play: Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalen
The Woolpackers' and Woolbrokers' Play: The Supper at Emmaus
The Scriveners' Play: The Incredulity of Thomas
The Tailors' Play: The Ascension
The Potters' Play: Pentecost
The Drapers' Play: The Death of the Virgin
The Weavers' Play: The Assumption of the Virgin
The Hostelers' Play: The Coronation of the Virgin
The Mercers' Play: The Last Judgement