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'Obby 'Oss Day at Padstow, Cornwall. 1978

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Crowds of people, some dancing, in Broad Street on 'Obby 'Oss Day. The 'Obby 'Oss is an integral part of the May Day celebrations in Padstow. Each year, on the 1st May, the town is decorated in greenery and the 'Oss (horse) parades the streets, followed by a 'teaser' who holds a padded bat. The procession is accompanied by accordions, drums and singing. The fearsome 'Oss wears a large mask and swirling skirts under which he tries to catch young maids. Photographer: Charles Woolf .

Copyright © RIC, photographer Charles Woolf

Media ID 15264069

Date: 3rd August 2018

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.542062, -4.939017

: TRURI : PADos.56c

Image Size: 6928 x 6941 Pixels

Filesize is 9.81MB

Associated Categories: Padstow

Keywords: 1970s, 70s, cornish, donald, flares, greenham, joyce, prossers, prossers, prossers, prossers, prossers, prossers, rawe, seventies