Tuesday, July 16
St Austell Cornwall Feast Week
It's been Feast Week in St.Austell, Cornwall and here are a few of the photos I snapped.
Historically, St Austell had its own week of 'feasten' activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, somehow though this fizzled out in 1946. Last year, the then Mayor Cllr. John Keast OBE, along with the town council, members of local businesses, schools, churches and community groups decided to rekindle this lost tradition in the town.
There was music ...
... street performers ...
... and one lady, dressed in clothes from days gone by, brought her well behaved horse to town.
There were also many other colourfully dressed characters
Police were on hand - conveniently placed between a litigation sign and an ice cream stall.
Fun was had by all.
P.S. I've written several times about how Karin is always finding coins. As we walked through town on the Feast Day she found four!
She felt though, that as it was a Feast Day, she couldn't keep them for her 'coins found tin' so gave them to a man collecting for a charity instead.
P.P.S. And here's how things looked at the 1910 St Austell Feast Week.
But in 2013 there was a basket of local fish in the church doorway.
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The Magic Of Fowey Cornwall
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