Last stook celebrated with age-old tradition
A tradition dating back centuries which has been kept alive in Cornwall has taken place with an international audience.
Crying the Neck marks the harvesting of the last stook, or sheaf, of corn.
As mechanisation took over in the fields, the tradition died out across the Westcountry, but was revived by members of the Old Cornwall Society in 1928 and is still going strong.
This year's ceremony in Liskeard took place under the watchful eyes of a number of Swiss students visiting St Cleer Primary School.
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Crying the Neck sees communities gather to witnesses the last part of the harvest and pray for a good year ahead.
A special dialogue then takes place in English and Cornish, in which the farmer cries out to the crowd, who answer him and then cheer the harvest home.