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Obby Oss Day at Padstow, Cornwall. 1978

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Crowds of people at Prideaux Place 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 15264081

Date: 3rd August 2018

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.542062, -4.939017

: TRURI : PADos.56h

Image Size: 8710 x 5652 Pixels

Filesize is 8.88MB

Associated Categories: Padstow

Keywords: cornish, greenham, joyce