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Subject:

Re: FYI--*Oss! Oss! Wee Oss!* Online

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jacqueline simpson <[log in to unmask]>

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Society for The Academic Study of Magic <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:50:17 +0000

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> Amy Hale wrote:
> >
> > There seems to be an illustration of a maypole
> associated with Padstow 
> > from 1835 in Cawte's Ritual Animal Disguise.  It
> clearly hasn't been 
> > integrated into the Oss bit, but it looks like its
> been part of the 
> > May festivities in Padstow for quite sometime.
> >

I'm puzzled. As far as I can see the Padstow
illustrations in Cawte's 'Ritual animal Disguise' are
modern photos, taken in the '70s. Cawte does mention a
maypole as part of the current celebrations as he had
witnessed them himself (p. 158), and he does conclude
that the Horse is independent of the May Day features,
and that the latter would be the older (p. 166). But I
don't see the specific date 1835. 

Jacqueline



	
	
		
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