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Thread #104692   Message #4074745
Posted By: GUEST, Steve Shaw
08-Oct-20 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Widecombe Fair / Widdecombe Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Widecombe Fair
Last time I heard, Lucy was still yer in Cornwall! For years she's been involved in organising the Bude Folk Festival. There's some interesting information about "Uncle Tom Cobley" and his band of friends on - just google Uncle Tom Cobley. We've been to the excellent Tom Cobley Tavern for lunch in Spreyton many times. The grave of the Thomas Cobley who died in 1844 is just a short stroll from there up the tree-lined path to the church, the grave being fairly close to the church door. Go for the springtime flowers if you can. If it's still the same pub landlord, if you get talking to him you'll discover that he can talk the back legs off, er, a grey mare...