The Green Harper…

France & Vincent

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‘…Peedy Weedy…Pally Ludy… Lady Whistle… Lody Wassel and Great Big Hodyman Dod…’

-Traditional Toe Counting Rhyme

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…Wen becomes pensive for awhile, ‘we need to go to Cerne Abbas…’

‘Father Corn…?’

‘Possibly…and then there’s the Long Man of Wilmington…whose ‘long man’ is no longer visible and of course, Gogmagog…’

‘…At a girl! I’m thinking these are all chalk figures…’

‘They were all hill figures once though Gogmagog no longer exists…but he was also a rock…and was later split in two and represented in the stonework of Cathedrals…and other media…wicker-work figures carried at the Lord Mayor’s show for one…the ‘gianting’ traditions of our country and others in Europe for that matter are still very much alive and kicking and that’s even before we start to consider the biblical references…’

‘The Giants are right up our street then…so to speak…or a street nearby… when do we start?’

‘We do…,’ smiles Wen…

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