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THE PADSTOW MAY HORSE

A unique documentary of the annual Cornish May Festival at Padstow with music & dancing in the streets and public houses - this is derived from the soundtrack of the 1953 cine-film produced by Alan Lomax, George Pickow and Peter Kennedy with the commentary by Charlie CHILTON (of London) and Charlie BATE (the leader of the Old Oss Party) 215PadstowHorse@TreatorPool.JPG
   

They take us to "The Golden Lion" to meet the Landlady & her daughter, Winnie, 'Colonel' Bate, Roderick, their Treasurer & Mr Chapman (in charge of decorations) - the church clock strikes midnight - NIGHT SONG - May morning with children's horses - 'stealing' the greenery in the woods - Decorating the town & maypole - carrying the horse - Chapman's opening speech - description of route - morning & afternoon processions - THE BLUE RIBBON PARTY: "John Worden speaking" - speech in the town Square - THE MAY SONG - drum practice in the "London Inn" and the FINAL FAREWELL SONG

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