Ancient ceremony near Liskeard marks end of harvest
A dramatic re-enactment of an ancient Celtic ceremony was held by the Old Cornwall Society.
The Crying the Neck ceremony took place on Bolitho farm, just outside Liskeard, as night fell.
The ceremony celebrates the end of the harvest and dates back hundreds of years.
Duncan Paul Matthews, a member of the Liskeard branch of the Old Cornwall Society said: "This is an ancient Celtic tradition where the farmer scythes the last of the harvest. He then holds the sheaf up to the north-east and south. This captures the spirit of the harvest for the following year."
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Prayers are then read to the congregation in Cornish, followed by English translation.
The re-enactment, on Monday night, took place on the site of an old leper colony, supplied by James Moon, a local farmer.
The Looe branch of the Old Cornwall Society will host its own Crying the Neck on Monday at Sclerder Abbey, just outside the South East Cornwall seaside town.
Duncan Paul Matthews added: "We have 47 Old Cornwall societies and new members are always welcome."
Cornwall societies extend across the whole country and around the world, including in the USA, South America and Australia.
Anyone who wants to join the Old Cornwall Society can find details of their local branch at their nearest library or information centre.