Insidious erosion of identity/heritage

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Insidious erosion of identity/heritage

Post by Mark » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:36 pm

Just got back from a magnificent stank, across the Gump and up to Chûn!
Very boggy today on the Gump and not helped by the huge swathes of moorland destroyed by some form of enormous vehicle, leaving the stanker facing massive ponds and super deep mud to traverse.
Why not just churn the whole thing up and have done with it? :evil:
Then I get home and decide to have a look at some aerial photos of Chûn online, type it into Ggl and what do I see?

STONES OF ENGLAND
http://www.stonepages.com/england/chuncastle.html

:x :evil: :x :evil:
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Re: Insidious erosion of identity/heritage

Post by Marhak » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:16 pm

Dreadful, isn't it? Built more than 1,200 years before an English foot ever trod on Cornish soil!

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Re: Insidious erosion of identity/heritage

Post by Anselm » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Saw something about remains 'from Saxon times' in a field where I played. Think I'll crack a bottle of the juice of the barley.
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Post by Marhak » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:48 pm

One "Beaker" burial of c.2000BC extracted a beaker that still had solidified residue on its inside surfaces, some of which was scraped off and analysed. This revealed that the departed had been sent to the next world with a mugful of heavily strong barley wine.

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Post by Anselm » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:45 pm

They didn't call them the Beaker Folk for nothing, then.
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'With regret I feel that unless you have a serious change of heart your presence at the Mennaye on Cornish Pirates match days is no longer desired.'
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Post by Marhak » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:10 pm

It does show how far back the Celtic love of alcohol and brewing goes (and yes - Celtic was spoken in Britain as far back as that, and earlier, too. One day, we'll be rid of the Victorian "Celts didn't inhabit Britain until the Iron Age" rot, but old myths die hard).

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