Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Publication from Cassandra Latham-Jones

Have just read Village Witch by Cassandra Latham-Jones and wanted to recommend to you all. It is a brave, personal, heartfelt account  of the trials and tribulations of Cassandra's life and extraordinary career, incorporating the beauty and magic of deepest Cornwall with some humour and evocative photographs included. Beautifully illustrated it can be purchased from http://www.troybooks.co.uk/

Friday, December 02, 2011

Fab New Book

We've just been sent a lovely new book 'Mummmers, Maypoles and Milkmaids  -A Journey Through the English Ritual Year'. This large book is packed with amazing colour photographs and traces some of the many folk traditions and festivals that happen throughout our year. Some of the festivals are centuries old and some are more modern revivals but they are all interesting and the book is required reading for anyone interested in folk traditions. It is available on Amazon  and you can get to the publisher by clicking here for more information.

Friends AGM & Get Together

Great time had by all at the recent Get Together at the Wellington Hotel on November 19th. Interesting speakers including Tabitha Cadbury on Folk charms, Simon Costin on the latest news about the Museum of British Folklore, Steve Patterson on the Magic of Boscastle, and Julian Vayne stood in on very short notice speaking on the topic 'What I did on my Holidays' about his recent visit to Nepal. In the evening we had merriment and japes with music from The Jowsters who came up from Penzance, and the local singing group The Boscastle Buoys. Graham led the walk to Joan Wytte's gravestone through Minster woods on the Sunday. Judith Noble stood down as Chair and Elayne Hoskins has taken over this position. Deborah Westmancoat is now Vice Chair as well as membership secretary and Judith will now be secretary. There were a few stalls and a raffle which all helped to raise more funds. We are looking at making changes to the membership year, hoping to introduce rolling membership instead of the April to April timings we have at the moment. Thanks to all for your support throughout the year and we'll see you at the next AGM in 2012.