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Dorset Knob Throwing Festival

GUEST,Alan Whittle 02 May 11 - 10:22 AM
Will Fly 02 May 11 - 10:33 AM
Herga Kitty 02 May 11 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,alan whittle 02 May 11 - 12:57 PM
michaelr 02 May 11 - 01:58 PM
Will Fly 02 May 11 - 01:59 PM
kendall 02 May 11 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 02 May 11 - 02:33 PM
Will Fly 02 May 11 - 02:57 PM
Arthur_itus 03 May 11 - 03:24 AM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 03 May 11 - 08:07 AM
Silas 03 May 11 - 08:31 AM
Will Fly 03 May 11 - 09:12 AM
Mr Red 04 May 11 - 07:25 AM
BanjoRay 04 May 11 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,AEOLA 05 May 11 - 09:38 AM
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Subject: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 02 May 11 - 10:22 AM

My first time at this festival yesterday. Brilliant music from the Skimmety hitchers and great morris band and dancers.

check this one out. a really nice little festival.


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 May 11 - 10:33 AM

Ever been round the factory at Morcombelake, Alan? Great place. Were they throwing the knobs at people? They'd give you a bit of a bump if they hit you - hard little buggers!

Thomas Hardy's favourite mid-morning snack was, apparently, a Dorset knob with a wedge of Blue Vinny cheese and a glass of claret - nice work if you can get it!


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 May 11 - 11:02 AM

Was that the festival at Cattistock?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: GUEST,alan whittle
Date: 02 May 11 - 12:57 PM

yes


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: michaelr
Date: 02 May 11 - 01:58 PM

What are these knobs? Pastry?


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 May 11 - 01:59 PM

They're crusty bread rolls.


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: kendall
Date: 02 May 11 - 02:18 PM

That old language barrier again. :-)


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 02 May 11 - 02:33 PM

The knob throwing came in various competitions. There was a pin a knob on the Cerne Abbas Giant Competition, Throw Your Knob (for which there was a big queue), and a man with machine guns that fired Dorset Knobs and some others.


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 May 11 - 02:57 PM

Pin a knob on the Cerne Abbas Giant? Blimey! I thought he had a pretty good knob already!

For people unfamiliar with the Giant, he's a huge chalk figure on the downs above the village of Cerne Abbas:

Cerne Abbas Giant

Young couples make love on his knob at certain times of the year as a fertility rite...


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 03 May 11 - 03:24 AM

You could write a good funny song about that Al :-)


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 03 May 11 - 08:07 AM

The legend about the Cerne Abbas giant is that in wartime, his willy had to be covered up, as it pointed directly to the city of Bristol, and the German bomber pilots were using it as an aid to navigation.


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Silas
Date: 03 May 11 - 08:31 AM

Hmmm...

So some knob in dorset points german bombers towards bristol?

You couldn't make it up could you...?


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 03 May 11 - 09:12 AM

Yup - the knob dressed to the West.


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 May 11 - 07:25 AM

According to some sources the Cerne Abbas Chalk figure was a Roman figure and Roman phalluses appear in a fair number of places. Apprently there is one on the Bridge abuttments at Corstopitum. It was a good luck symbol. The man was probably cut later.

But them knobs is right tastey. Oo Ah.


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: BanjoRay
Date: 04 May 11 - 10:36 AM

Somebody once put a superb "chalk" figure of Homer Simpson next to the giant. Homer was trying to ring him with a do'nut. (a Dorset Fanny?)
Ray


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Subject: RE: Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
From: GUEST,AEOLA
Date: 05 May 11 - 09:38 AM

The mind boggles!!


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