CRYING THE NECK
The ceremony traditionally marks the end of the harvest.
At the ceremony a special call takes place:
"I Have'n, I Have'n, I Have'n" the famer will say
"What 'ave ee? What 'ave ee? What 'ave ee?" the gathered crowd reply
"A Neck! A Neck! A Neck!" shouts the farmer.
"Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!" the crowd will chant in return.
The ceremony is then repeated, this time in Cornish:
"Yma genef! Yma genef! Yma genef!
"Pandr'us genes? Pandr'us genes? Pandr'us genes?
"Pen Yar! Pen Yar! Pen Yar!
Houra! Houra! Houra!"
Liskeard Old Cornwall Society
Tue 9 Sep 2014, 6.30pm
Mr James Moon
Rev Margot Davies B (th) Hons, Officiating, Vicar of Menheniot
Mr Mike Smith (Cornish Speaker)
Readings by Members of the Looe OCS
Directions : Cross the A38 opposite Morrison's Supermarket complex and continue for about 500 yds, over the roundabout into the Tremabe Bridge, St Keyne lane.
The field will be mark by a trail of balloons.
St Columb OCS
St Columb Old Cornwall Society will be holding their annual 'Crying the Neck' harvest celebration on Monday 8th September at Hendra farm, St Wenn. This will be followed by harvest service at Withiel church. Guests will then attend a pasty supper with entertainment at Withiel village hall. Meet in the field at 7pm. Follow signposts from St Wenn For those staying on for food and entertainment the cost is just £5 - pay on the door. All welcome.
Crying the Neck Service in local field at 6.30pm and then a pasty supper at the Methodist Chapel
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