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Padstow
Cornish - Lannwedhenek
Population 3,162 (Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SW918751
Parish Padstow
District North Cornwall
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Constituent country UK
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PADSTOW
Postcode district PL28
Dial code 01841
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance
UK Parliament North Cornwall
European Parliament
List of places: UKCornwall

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Padstow (Cornish: Lannwedhenek) is a small town, civil parish and cargo port on the north coast of Cornwall, UK. It lies within the administrative district of North Cornwall. The UK Census 2001 reported a parish population of 3,162.[1] The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... Padstow is a suburb, in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Cornwall (pronounced ; Cornish: ) is a county in south-west England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... North Cornwall is the largest of the six local government districts of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...

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Geography

Padstow is located approximately 14 miles north and east up the coast from Newquay, at the mouth of the River Camel. A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... The town should not be confused with New Quay in Wales. ... The River Camel in north Cornwall rises below Hendraburnick Down and empties into the Bristol Channel at Padstow Bay. ...


Transport

Between 1899 and 1967 the Bodmin-Wadebridge railway extended to Padstow. The old railway line is now the Camel Trail,[2] a footpath and cycle path which is popular owing to its picturesque route beside the River Camel. On the other side of the river, a ferry runs between Padstow and Rock. The South West Coast Path enables walkers to explore this spectacular section of coast, with Stepper Point and Trevose Head within an easy days walk. Another long-distance footpath known as the Saints' Way starts in Padstow and ends at Fowey on the other side of Cornwall. Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a town in Cornwall, England, UK, with a population of 12,778 (2001 census). ... , Wadebridge Tourist Information Centre on Eddystone Road The Platt in Wadebridge looking at the Clock Tower The Bridal Boutique Looking over towards the Methodist church from the bridge The Old Bridge The Challenge Bridge. ... Rock is a village in Cornwall, England, lying on the North/Western bank of the River Camel, at its estuary. ... The South West Coast Path passes along the cliffs (seen in the distance) at Ilfracombe, North Devon. ... The Saints Way is a route in Cornwall, England, which follows the probable route of early Christian travellers making their way from Ireland to the Continent. ... Fowey (pronounced , Cornish: Fowydh) is a town and civil parish in south Cornwall, England, at the mouth of the River Fowey. ...


During the mid-nineteenth century, ships carrying timber from Canada (particularly Quebec) would arrive at Padstow and offer cheap travel to passengers wishing to emigrate. Shipbuilders in the area would also benefit from the quality of their cargoes. Among the ships that sailed were the barques Clio, Belle[3] and Voluna; and the brig Dalusia.[4] Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... A barc is a type of sailing vessel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Brigantine. ...

Padstow harbour and quayside
Padstow harbour and quayside

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Economy

Traditionally a fishing port, Padstow is now a popular tourist destination; although some of its former fishing fleet remains, it is mainly a yachting haven on a dramatic coastline with few easily navigable harbours. The influence of restaurateur Rick Stein can be seen in the port, and tourists travel from long distances to eat at one of his restaurants or cafés. Indeed, the town is known to locals as "Padstein" as a result of this influence. However, the Stein led boom has caused rocketing house prices in Padstow and surrounding areas, as people buy second or holiday homes there. This has meant significant numbers of locals cannot afford to buy property of their own now, with prices often well over 10 times the average salary of around £15 000. [5] Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... A tourist destination is a city, town or other area the economy of which is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from tourism. ... Christopher Richard (Rick) Stein OBE (born January 4, 1947) is an English chef, restaurateur and television presenter. ...


Culture

'Obby 'Oss festival

Main article: 'Obby 'Oss festival
The 'Old Oss' capturing a passing maiden during the Mayday festival.
The 'Old Oss' capturing a passing maiden during the Mayday festival.

Padstow is best known for its "'Obby 'Oss" festival. Although its origins are unclear, it most likely stems from an ancient fertility rite, perhaps the Celtic festival of Beltane. The festival starts at midnight on May Eve when townspeople sing the "Morning Song".[3] In the morning, the town is dressed with greenery and flowers are placed around a maypole. The climax arrives when male dancers cavort through the town dressed as one of two 'Obby 'Osses, the "Old" and the "Blue Ribbon" 'Obby 'Osses; as the name suggests, they are stylised kinds of horses. Prodded on by acolytes known as "Teasers", each wears a gruesome mask and black frame-hung cape under which they try to catch young maidens as they pass through the town. Finally, at midnight on May Day, the crowd sings of the 'Obby 'Oss death, until its resurrection the following May Eve. The Old Oss capturing a passing maiden during the Mayday festival. ... Image File history File links Red_obby_oss_maiden_20050502. ... Image File history File links Red_obby_oss_maiden_20050502. ... Fertility rites are religious rituals that reenact, either actually or symbolically, sexual acts and/or reproductive processes. ... Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. ... This article is about the Gaelic holiday. ... May Day is May 1, and refers to any of several holidays celebrated on this day. ... Dancing around the maypole, in Ã…mmeberg, Sweden The maypole is a tall wooden pole (traditionally of hawthorn or birch), sometimes erected with several long coloured ribbons suspended from the top, festooned with flowers, draped in greenery and strapped with large circular wreaths, depending on local and regional variances. ... This article is about religious acolytes. ...

The 'Old Oss' party attending the Oss with dozens of accordions and drums.

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Mummers' or Darky Day

On Boxing Day and New Year's Day, it was a tradition for some residents to don blackface and parade through the town singing 'minstrel' songs. The origin of this custom, once called "Darky Day" is unknown, although it has been speculated that it is associated with freedoms given to the occupants of passing slave ships on those days. Folklorists associate the practice with the widespread British custom of blacking up for mumming and morris dancing, and suggest there is no record of slave ships coming to Padstow. Once an unknown local charity event, the day has recently become controversial, perhaps since a description was published.[6] Also some now suggest it is racist for white people to "black up" for any reason.[7] Although "outsiders" have linked the day with racism, Padstonians insist that this is not the case and are incredulous at both description and allegations. Long before the controversy Charlie Bate, noted Padstow folk advocate, recounted that in the 1970s the content and conduct of the day were carefully reviewed to avoid potential offence.[8] The Devon and Cornwall Constabulary have taken video evidence twice and concluded there were no grounds for prosecution.[9] Nonetheless protests resurface annually. The day has now been renamed mummer's day in an attempt to avoid offence and identify it more clearly with established British tradition.[10] The debate has now been subject to academic scrutiny.[11] Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth countries on 26 December. ... This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... This reproduction of a 1900 minstrel show poster, originally published by the Strobridge Litho Co. ...


Notable residents

Christopher Richard (Rick) Stein OBE (born January 4, 1947) is an English chef, restaurateur and television presenter. ... A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... In its strictest sense, a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking. ... Nellie Sloggett (born 29 December 1851, Padstow, Cornwall, UK, died 1923) was an author and folklorist who wrote under the names Enys Tregarthen and Nellie Cornwall. ... An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... Folkloristics is the formal academic study of folklore and mythology. ...

History

Padstow was originally named Petroc-stow, after the Welsh missionary St. Petroc, who landed at nearby Trebetherick around AD 500. Saint Petroc (sometimes spelt Petrock, also Pedrog in Welsh and Perreux in French) (c. ... Remains of a shipwreck on the rocks at Trebetherick Point. ... Dionysius Exiguus invented Anno Domini years to date Easter. ...


Padstow isn't usually thought of as a "Viking town", but it was near Padstow that in 722 AD the Britons of Cornwall united with the Vikings of Denmark to destroy an invading Anglo-Saxon army led by Ine of Wessex at "Hehil". The Saxons army was slaughtered, and this decisive battle gave Cornwall 100 years of freedom from attacks by Wessex.[citation needed] The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ...


See also

The new Padstow lifeboat station, (Sept 2006) The current Padstow lifeboat the Spirit of Padstow at the naming ceremony The Padstow lifeboat is based at Trevose head west of Padstow. ...

References

  1. ^ Parish population for North Cornwall district, Cornwall County Council and ONS, 2001
  2. ^ Camel Trail website
  3. ^ Immigrants to Canada: Vessels Arriving at Quebec 1843
  4. ^ John Eynon's Journal: Voyage to Quebec in 1833 from Padstow
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ J. R. Daeschner, True Brits (Arrow, London, 2004)
  7. ^ "Way out West", The Guardian 3 January 2007
  8. ^ M. O'Connor, Ilow Kernow 3 (St Ervan, 2005) p27
  9. ^ No action on town's 'Darkie Day'. BBC News.
  10. ^ MP calls for 'Darkie Day' to stop. BBC News.
  11. ^ M. Davey, Guizing: Ancient Traditions and Modern Sensitivities, P.Payton (ed), Cornish Studies 14 (Exeter, 2006) p229

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North Cornwall is the largest of the six local government districts of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: North Cornwall Categories: GFDL images ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cornwall. ... Cornwall (pronounced ; Cornish: ) is a county in south-west England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... Advent is a civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Altarnun is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, England. ... Blisland is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, about five miles north of Bodmin. ... Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a town in Cornwall, England, UK, with a population of 12,778 (2001 census). ... Boyton is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, United Kingdom, situated close to the River Tamar and the border with Devon. ... Bude-Stratton is a civil parish with a town council in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Camelford (Cornish: Ryskammel) is a town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Cardinham is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, about 8 miles north east of Bodmin. ... Davidstow is a town in north-east Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Egloshayle (eglos meaning church and heyl meaning estuary in Cornish) is a small village situated near the banks of the River Camel near Wadebridge in North Cornwall, England. ... Egloskerry is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Helland is a village and civil parish situated three miles north of Bodmin in Cornwall, England, UK. The parish church is dedicated to St Helena, who was the mother of Constantine I. The church comprises a chancel, nave and south aisle. ... Jacobstow is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. ... Kilkhampton is a small village and civil parish in North Cornwall. ... Laneast is a small village near Launceston, in Cornwall, England,United Kingdom. ... Lanhydrock in 1880. ... Lanivet is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Disambiguation: for the Australian town, please see Launceston, Tasmania Launceston (Cornish: Lannstefan; the English name is pronounced , or , usually without the t by the Cornish, but with by everyone else) is a town and civil parish in the north of Cornwall, England, with a population of approximately 7,000. ... Lesnewth is a village and civil parish situated in Trigg Minor in the english county of Cornwall. ... Lewannick (pronounced ) is a village near the town of Launceston in Cornwall, England, UK. Map sources Categories: | | ... Marhamchurch is a village in North Cornwall, UK. Marhamchurch lies two miles inland from Bude off the A39 Atlantic Highway to Wadebridge. ... , Michaelstow is a village and civil parish situated in the deanery of Trigg Minor, and Hundred of Lesnewth North Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... GCHQ CSO Morwenstow satellite ground station is located on the north Cornwall coast between the small villages of Morwenstow and Coombe, UK. The station comprises above and below ground accommodation including control rooms, computer suite, briefing room and living areas. ... // North Petherwin Village North Petherwin is a small village in the South West of England. ... St Breward is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall District of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... St Clether is small village on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK A small village beside the River Inney with the parish church standing some distance away. ... St Endellion is a civil parish in North Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom. ... St. ... St Eval is a small village in North Cornwall, England. ... A small village in North Cornwall, England See also Wadebridge Categories: | ... St Juliot is a village near Boscastle in north-east Cornwall, UK. In 1870 the famous British novelist, short story writer, and poet Thomas Hardy was sent to plan a church restoration at St Juliot. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St Teath (pronounced ) is a small village in North Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... St Tudy is a small village in North Cornwall, United Kingdom See also Wadebridge External links A website about St Tudy The St Tudy CofE primary school website A collection of photographs from in and around St Tudy Categories: | ... Stoke Climsland is a village in the River Tamar Valley, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Remains of Tintagel Castle Tintagel (pronounced with the stress on the second syllable; Cornish: Dintagell) is a village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, in England, UK. The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ... , Wadebridge Tourist Information Centre on Eddystone Road The Platt in Wadebridge looking at the Clock Tower The Bridal Boutique Looking over towards the Methodist church from the bridge The Old Bridge The Challenge Bridge. ... Warbstow is a village and civil parish in the North Cornwall district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Werrington is a civil parish in the North Cornwall District, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Whitstone is a village roughly halfway between Bude and Launceston in Cornwall, England, UK. // The earliest extant mention of the village is in the Doomsday Book of 1086, when Whitstone was called Witestan, and thanks to William I, was controlled by Ralph from the Count of Mortain. ...


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Padstow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
Padstow (Cornish: Lannwedhenek) is a small town in the western reaches of the Bristol Channel on the north coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom, approximately fourteen miles east of Newquay, at the mouth of the River Camel (Grid reference SW919754).
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