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St Germoe Church Crying the neck

Photo of the ancient ceremony of "Crying the Neck" when the last corn (the neck) is reaped by scythe from the fields and hung in Church until the next harvest

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Meeting in the field at the beginning of the ceremony Father Peter starts the service Mike Jacka cuts the corn (the neck)with a scythe
Mike Jacka holds the neck to the West Rod Lyon - Cornish Bard Church and local people taking part in the ceremony
Local children bring the neck down from the altar The Cornish Bard enjoying a well deserved pasty and cup of tea!