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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Jan 21 1.06pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The locally born people here are among the nicest I have found anywhere. They have a sense of history and pride but they are very willing to welcome you and share it. One of the most popular local pastimes are male voice choirs singing unaccompanied shanties and traditional songs. Think "Fisherman Friends". There are many such groups and they welcome everyone. Great to hear. The annual Falmouth sea shanty festival is a celebration of beer and singing in many pubs every night for a week. What's not to like?

I was referring to the Cornish independence mob.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 18 Jan 21 1.18pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

All of that to be honest. The prospect of sitting in a pub being regaled with tales of comely maids from up Padstow way by some horny handed individuals in cable knit jumpers smelling of mackerel would make me recoil in horror.

Sitting in a pub with anyone and any story right now would be Brill.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 18 Jan 21 2.25pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I like the Cornish. They are very friendly in my experience.
I understand why they want to preserve their local way of life but any talk of genetic separatism is just not realistic. There are probably more Cornish genes outside Cornwall than in it.

Britain as a whole is losing its cultural identity and Cornwall's will probably survive longer than most.

Well genetics and a shared history are two different things really, they just happen to often be aligned. And outside of relatively broad visual judgements and what people tell us about themselves we have no way of knowing the specifics of any given persons ancestry anyway. No doubt some of these Cornish Pasties feel that their history and culture in Cornwall goes back far enough to make them different or separate in some special way and so they romanticise that view, just as we may romanticise our own history somewhat (aka past struggles, achievements and sacrifice that we personally had no hand in other than in celebrating or respecting them). People view Rachel Dolezal (American racial identity and civil rights activist who pretended to be black!) as nuts. Primarily because she is, but in our own way we all tend to opt into an archetypal identity much more than we simply 'are it'. Some just, intentionally or otherwise, take it to further extremes than others.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 18 Jan 21 2.32pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

All of that to be honest. The prospect of sitting in a pub being regaled with tales of comely maids from up Padstow way by some horny handed individuals in cable knit jumpers smelling of mackerel would make me recoil in horror.

I'm getting a ' Wicker Man ' vibe from this

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 18 Jan 21 2.39pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

I'm getting a ' Wicker Man ' vibe from this

Without the consolation of Britt Ekland and Ingrid Pitt.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 18 Jan 21 2.41pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I was referring to the Cornish independence mob.

I know. They sing too. Actually, they don't want independence at all. What they seek is a gradual move towards holding more devolved responsibilities. Ultimately they would like to see Cornwall restored to the same kind of status it once held, similar to Wales or Scotland. It has already achieved a small step on that path having, since 2015, been the only County Council with significant direct responsibility for some areas of public spending.

The "Duchy" means something to people here.


 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 18 Jan 21 2.48pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Sitting in a pub with anyone and any story right now would be Brill.

I don't know if this is still happening but our local now does take-aways and often they wouldn't be cooked until you arrived to pick them up.

So during the first lockdown they served you a pint or two while you waited. Socially distanced of course and no hanging around the bar. Often outside too but real beer in the fairly close company of real people. It's more stringent now as our local case numbers have increased and I am being very cautious so haven't checked.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 18 Jan 21 2.55pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I don't know if this is still happening but our local now does take-aways and often they wouldn't be cooked until you arrived to pick them up.

So during the first lockdown they served you a pint or two while you waited. Socially distanced of course and no hanging around the bar. Often outside too but real beer in the fairly close company of real people. It's more stringent now as our local case numbers have increased and I am being very cautious so haven't checked.

Yes, as far as I know now they aren't allowed to serve alcohol. That said I've lost track of the rules so who knows!

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 18 Jan 21 3.23pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

Yes, as far as I know now they aren't allowed to serve alcohol. That said I've lost track of the rules so who knows!

The rules are that there doesnt appear to be any rules. Brad would be proud

 

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