Heavy cake

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Heavy cake

Post by mockinbird » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:14 pm

Here's another one for you! We have a domestic section in our village horticultural show each summer, this year we plan on a display of the origins of Cornish food, one of which is heavy cake, we know about the criss-cross pattern to represent the net, and that the huer waved gorse branches to indicate the direction the pilchards were swimming, we even know where the huer's house was in the village - what we don't know is what the cry "hevva, hevva' means - I shouldn't think it means pilchard, so any suggestions please?

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Re: Heavy cake

Post by TGG » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:37 pm

Hevva comes from Hes + va meaning lit. - Shoal (with regard to fish) + Place . A pilchard is Hernen.

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Re: Heavy cake

Post by CJenkin » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:17 am

http://www.hevva.co.uk/

Also see above:
For insects Hes can mean swarm ... I like the idea of pilchards swarming ...

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Re: Heavy cake

Post by mockinbird » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:33 am

Thank you!!

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