"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Thursday, 22 July 2010
The Giants of Cornwall
St Agnes Bolster Day
Bolster the giant,pictured here on the left, was a bad tempered terror of the countryside with a stride that spanned six miles. He fell in love with the beautiful St Agnes, only to be betrayed and fooled into killing himself. Legend dictates that she asked him to prove his love for her by filling up a hole in the cliff at Chapel Porth with his own blood. Though St Agnes knew the hole was bottomless, Bolster did not. He died of the loss of blood, and even today the sea at Chapel Porth is stained red as a reminder of his grisly fate.