Friday, 11 September 2015

'Obby 'Oss!

At the Hobby Horse Festival in Padstow, Cornwall, in 2003. It's celebrated on May Day, when two 'obby 'osses parade through the town and try to catch young maidens.Tradition has it that if a woman is covered by the Oss during the chase she will become fertile and fruitful. The hypnotic beat of drums and plentiful alcohol may also help. From, "Being English"

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