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Crying the Neck



Liskeard Old Cornwall Society


Aug/Sept 2017    

'Crying the Neck Ceremony'

Date and Time to be announced once harvested

Ancient ceremony to capture the Spirit of the Harvest

in Cornish and English

Bolitho Farm, Maudlin, Liskeard, PL14 3RG

Open to all






Redruth OCS


Crying the Neck Ceremony Friday 18th. August again Pencoose farm and Stithians Methodist Chapel after for short service in Cornish and English, pasty & saffron bun and cup of tea will be available for purchase. ( please inform us if you wish to partake of pasty & saffron bun ) Both events are FREE












St Ives OCS


An invitation is extended to all Old Cornwall Societies to attend the St. Ives Old Cornwall Society ‘Crying the Neck’ ceremony.  This will be held at Trewey Farm in Zennor parish, by the kindness of the Mann family, on Wednesday 16th August, with the Ceremony in the Field to commence at 2.00 pm.  After such, we shall return to Zennor Churchtown to the Village Hall for a Service and our traditional Harvest Croust.  The price is £3 for Pasty, Hevva cake, Saffron cake, Tea, etc.  Those from other Societies desiring to be present, could they please let us know of how many would like either a meat or a vegetable pasty; this would help us to cater for those attending.  Telephone either 01736 798017 or 01736 799032.  An early arrival would be appreciated to the field, so enabling to commence on time, as the Farmer has a large herd to attend to later for milking.


Attached is a map to show you where this particular field is on the road leading up to the downs above Zennor; this being a location of a full natural landscape and witness to farming back to the mists of time.  All approaches to Zennor will be signed posted to the field.


We sincerely hope to see you with us to join in the ‘Crying of the Neck, attend the Service, enjoy the Croust and the Company of One and All.’








St Just and Pendeen Old Cornwall Society


will be having their popular annual 'Crying the Neck' Ceremony on FRIDAY, 1st SEPTEMBER, at 6.30 p.m.

This will take place in a field along the St Just to Land's End Airport road.   As you travel from St Just signs will be visible, directing you to the field.

Our Vicar, the Rev. Karsten Wedgewood will be taking part in the Ceremony.

Pastis will be on sale afterwards.


A warm welcome is extended to one and all.


Pam Winterbourne


01736 786140

St Ives Crying the Neck St Columb Crying the Neck 2017