An Album about the Padstow Obby Oss, a dance festival that may be one of the oldest in Europe
Blue Band Boy. Moments after this picture was taken the boy in blue was called to do duty in the Obby Oss.
Two Band members
A young player in the band.
musicians in the band following the Obby Oss around.
boys in the band following the Obby Oss around.
Flowers maketh the Man
Female Bandoneón Player
Female Band Member
Drummer band man
The junior Oss emerges from Broad Street with the large Maypole and goes past the entrance to Drang
Two Padstonian lads dancing together
The Obby Oss follows Padstow Belles down Duke Street, Padstow, Cornwall
The Padstow Obby Oss
A junior Obby Oss arrives at Broad Street where a younf Padstonian teasers it (by taunting him with the black cushion)
A junior Obby Oss at the bottom of Broad Street
Orrid Obby Oss: The Oss attacks Simon
A Junior Obby Oss in Lanadwell Street, Padstow, Cornwall
Obby Botty: The other 'face' of the Padstow Obby Oss
A Junior Obby Oss with 2 dancers
The Blue Ribbon Oss is lead around by this envoy waving a large pole-mounted rosette.
Blue Oss Boy. The Blue Band Boy is installed into the Obby Oss.
The grotesque mask of one of the junior Obby Osses.
The grotesque mask of another junior Obby Oss.
The Blue Ribbon Obby Oss mask at the May Day festival, Padstow, Cornwall
Flowered band man