Crying the Neck at Gulval, Cornwall
A man in the village of Gulval near Penzance, Cornwall, in September 1984, following the harvest tradition of Crying the Neck, a custom practised in Devon and Cornwall when the last handful of standing corn is cut at the end of the harvest. One of the reapers lifts the bunch high above his head and calls out in a loud voice "A neck! A neck! A neck!" Date: 1984
© Mary Evans Picture Library/ANDREW BESLEY
Puss in Boots talks to reapers mowing a meadow
Puss in Boots talks to reapers mowing a meadow, persuading them to tell the King that the meadow belongs to his Master. Illustration to a fairytale by Charles Perrault, first published 1697.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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