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Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwall

mg 22 Dec 09 - 04:41 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwal
From: mg
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 04:41 PM

Here is an interesting Christmas tradition. Several Youtubes for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkWbBPXAf5s&NR=1


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwal
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 04:58 PM

This in one of our very favourites to watch. Oh, the Star Gazey Pie in Mo'sle! Here's a bit which MMArio posted back in 2001:

The night before Christmas Eve, legend has it, a fisherman called Tom Bawcock saved the village from starving by putting to sea in a storm and bring in a massive haul of fish. Tom Bawcock's Eve is celebrated by street processions, the serving of Star Gazey Pie (a large fish and potato pie with the fish heads and tails sticking out through the pastry) and heavy drinking.

sound like fun!

also: TOM BAWCOCK'S EVE

Mousehole is a particularly "merry place" to be on the evening of December 23. This is Tom Bawcock's Eve, celebrated in memory of a local fisherman, Tom Bawcock, who many years ago, during a Christmas period of terrible food shortages, went to sea in a lull between storms and returned with a healthy catch of "seven sorts of fish". From these, the villagers made Starry Gazey Pie, complete with fish heads protruding from the crust. On Bawcock's Eve today, local children parade through the village carrying brightly lit fish lanterns, and the pubs are very "merry places". The delightful book and animated film, "The Mousehole Cat", is based on the Tom Bawcock story.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwal
From: mg
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 07:50 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl92iSx8FuM&feature=related

Here is another little clip. They sure do sing pretty there. I always ask myself where I would like to spend Christmas..this year Cornwall. It usually comes out to be the Quebec woods with some voyaguers but this year and perhaps other years, because I do repeat myself, Cornwall. Perhaps the Holy Land next year. mg


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwall
From: mg
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 08:02 PM

http://www.geniusloci.co.uk/cornishxmas.htm

a nice christmas story


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwall
From: mg
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 08:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QvX_2BGUmk&feature=related

a verse in Cornish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuVHEPTlRYk&feature=related from a Malayam?? congretation. I don't know where that is. Malaysia? They sound pretty. mg


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Christmas Eve Mousehole Cornwall
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 02:31 AM

Perhaps not so merry this year, because of treacherous road and weather conditions - there's sad news on the BBC news website this morning after a fatal coach crash involving pensioners returning from Mousehole to Townend. According to the report I heard on Radio 4's Today programme, the first police car to reach the scene skidded on the same patch of ice as the coach and then collided with it...

Kitty


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