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'Oss 'Oss

GUEST,Silas 01 May 10 - 04:03 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 01 May 10 - 05:09 AM
scouse 01 May 10 - 05:36 AM
katlaughing 01 May 10 - 05:40 AM
greg stephens 01 May 10 - 06:14 AM
mauvepink 01 May 10 - 06:36 AM
Leadfingers 01 May 10 - 06:46 AM
mauvepink 01 May 10 - 06:55 AM
mikesamwild 01 May 10 - 07:46 AM
Little Robyn 01 May 10 - 08:08 AM
Leadfingers 01 May 10 - 08:15 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 01 May 10 - 08:55 AM
Dave Hanson 01 May 10 - 11:10 AM
Micca 02 May 10 - 07:41 AM
GUEST 02 May 10 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,MadauntieCat 02 May 10 - 08:49 AM
selby 02 May 10 - 10:44 AM
mousethief 02 May 10 - 12:29 PM
Little Robyn 02 May 10 - 03:27 PM
Cats 03 May 10 - 04:34 AM
GUEST 03 May 10 - 05:43 AM
Cats 04 May 10 - 03:39 AM
scouse 04 May 10 - 08:00 AM
Joybell 04 May 10 - 06:30 PM
Herga Kitty 04 May 10 - 06:50 PM
Little Robyn 05 May 10 - 02:54 AM
Edthefolkie 05 May 10 - 07:04 PM
Effsee 05 May 10 - 11:16 PM
Edthefolkie 06 May 10 - 02:55 AM
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Subject: 'Oss 'Oss
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 01 May 10 - 04:03 AM

Merry Mayday mudcatters.


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 01 May 10 - 05:09 AM

... and Best wishes for Bealtaine


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: scouse
Date: 01 May 10 - 05:36 AM

I'd like to be in Padstow right now!!
As Aye,
Phil


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 May 10 - 05:40 AM

I'd like to be in Hastings now I know more about it and I can say I know folks who are there!:-)


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: greg stephens
Date: 01 May 10 - 06:14 AM

Unite and unite


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: mauvepink
Date: 01 May 10 - 06:36 AM

...let us all unite

:-)

mp


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 May 10 - 06:46 AM

Wee 'Oss


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: mauvepink
Date: 01 May 10 - 06:55 AM

'Obby 'Oss festival

For all the words :-)

mp


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: mikesamwild
Date: 01 May 10 - 07:46 AM

For Summer is a comin' today. Great dawn here in Sheffield, cear sky but cold at 5.30am lots of blossom on the chrries and lots of bird song.


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Little Robyn
Date: 01 May 10 - 08:08 AM

We had a phone call from Padstow a couple of hours back, as the Blue Oss came up St Edmund's Lane. The streets are really crowded with visitors as it's Spring Bank Holiday and the dancers were having bother dancing.
Our friends will be having Pasties for lunch about now and we had them for dinner about 6 hours back.
I'm still wearing my whites but it's just after midnight here in NZ so I'm off to bed.
OSS OSS
WEE OSS
Keep 'er gain'
Robyn


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 May 10 - 08:15 AM

You had YOUR FRIENDS for dinner ?? I thought cannibalism had stopped being a Custom in N Z yeas ago !!


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 01 May 10 - 08:55 AM

It's OK as long as you have a bottle of Chianti with it ...


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 01 May 10 - 11:10 AM

And some fava beans.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Micca
Date: 02 May 10 - 07:41 AM

At 4 am on May morning I looked out of my B&B at the rain falling in torrents on Hastings and did the Noble thing.
I went back to bed!!!!


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 10 - 08:48 AM

A bit late, but
Hooray hooray the first of May. Outdoor sh*gging begins today!


(With apologies for the rude word but, well, 's traditional, innit!)


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: GUEST,MadauntieCat
Date: 02 May 10 - 08:49 AM

The above was from me. I really must register.


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: selby
Date: 02 May 10 - 10:44 AM

just got back from Padstow absolutely fabulous time roll on next year oss oss


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: mousethief
Date: 02 May 10 - 12:29 PM

What's "oss"?

Anybody shagging outside here today is a durn fool. It's colder than a witch's tit. Wait maybe this is the wrong thread to say that.


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Little Robyn
Date: 02 May 10 - 03:27 PM

Oss is the Padstow version of horse.
We're talking Hobby Horse here, if you want to talk posh.
OSS OSS
WEE OSS!
Robyn

And no, we don't indulge in cannibalism here!
We all ate Cornish Pasties.
Hey, it was midnight when I posted that and it had been a long day.
R


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Cats
Date: 03 May 10 - 04:34 AM

Had a briliant time in Padstow. Very special this year as I took my young great nephew with me. His Mum was taken under the Old 'Oss skirts and he was born the following year on.... May 1st! See, it does work. He has been told for 10 years that he was special and this year chose to come from Sussex to Cornwall for his birthday as he wanted to be in Padstow and find out why he was special. His face when the Old 'Oss came out was worth the long wait. I have to admit I did have a tear in my eye. I did say he could have whatever he wanted for his birthday but we had to buy it in Padstow. With no prompting whatsoever, he chose a red necker and Mike O'Connor's book of Cornish Folk Tales. A really special Padstow May Day to remember. Wee Oss


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 10 - 05:43 AM

His Mum was taken under the Old 'Oss skirts and he was born the following year on.... May 1st!

A whole year gestation period - fantastic!!


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Cats
Date: 04 May 10 - 03:39 AM

It is the tradition that if you are taken under the Oss' skirts you will be married within the year or if you are already married you will give birth within the year...


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: scouse
Date: 04 May 10 - 08:00 AM

Still got the tape I recorded there back in the 70's somewhere!! Must dig it out and listen again.
As Aye,
Phil.


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Joybell
Date: 04 May 10 - 06:30 PM

Cats, how wonderful. Thank you for sharing everyone.
May all of our days be filled with blossom and bird-song.
(With a bit of rain by night.)
It's coming on to Winter here but that's when we get wattle blossom and Magpie songs.
I'm three generations removed from Cornwall but I love to hear about the old traditions in the home of my ancestors.
Joy


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 May 10 - 06:50 PM

Brilliant Cats!

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Little Robyn
Date: 05 May 10 - 02:54 AM

Joy, were your ancesters from Cornwall?
Do you know where exactly?
My 3xGreat grandparents are buried at St Petrocs in Padstow and their home at Crugmeer is still inhabited but not by anyone related. Our family came to NZ in 1856 and they didn't pass on any details of Mayday to their descendants - I discovered it independently, through folk books and recordings. I had to re-educate my Grandmother and her sister.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 05 May 10 - 07:04 PM

What a splendid story Cats. Didn't quite work correctly for us - last time we attended May Day 1983, wife touched skirt of Oss as required, first child born October 1984!


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Effsee
Date: 05 May 10 - 11:16 PM

Ah, but ED, she got preggers within the year eh?


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Subject: RE: 'Oss 'Oss
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 06 May 10 - 02:55 AM

Oh arr, yeah! So it DOES work!


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