Cornish L Christmas Party 2004

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Corrine's Tree

Welcome to the Cornish L-list on-line Christmas Party 

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The Sans Day Carol

The music playing is the Sans Day Carol first transcribed in the 19th century from the singing of a villager in St. Day (also Sans Day, or St. They - named after a Breton saint venerated in Cornwall) in the parish of Gwennap,

Now the holly bears a berry as white as the milk,
And Mary bore Jesus, all wrapped up in silk:


And Mary bore Jesus our Saviour for to be,
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly.
Holly! Holly!
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly!


Now the holly bears a berry as green as the grass,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died on the cross:


Now the holly bears a berry as black as the coal,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died for us all:

The Cornish L-list is a mailing list for researchers of ancestors who either lived in Cornwall, UK or emigrated from Cornwall to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other location. The list is normally a place for serious  research into family history, but each year  we also have the virtual party. This years party was held at Jamaica Inn, Bolventor from the 12th to the 17th and then at The Tregenna Hotel St Ives from the 18th to the 20th.

If you are not a list member, and would like to see what the revellers got up to, you need to click HERE which will take you to the archive page. Then put christmas party 2004 in the query box and click 2004 as the year.

You can also find a summary on the site click on the blue headings to go to a new page. So keep coming back and don't forget to renew the page on each visit. 

Hope you enjoy

George & Sandra Pritchard


The Conception of the novel

Jamaica Inn

Forwarded by Julia Mossman

People in Attendance

Here you can find the guest list of names and royal titles.  Before you sue me I must point out that these were generated with computer programs. If you have been a regular party goer and would prefer to use the same name as you used in the past, I will add it as a alias if you let me know.

To get your name go to Radio Cornwall site

And your title can be found here

 Animals in Attendance



Entertainment and Music

                                                           Rita Bone-Kopp

Rita 'Cheeky Bunny', "The General, Her Matchless Piety, Lady Conductor. The Elite Victor over noise",  has been keeping the log on this and has built these pages with a little help from Sandra on the language.

A Walk on Bodmin Moor 

By Sandra Pritchard

  The Knitters

Once again the Knitters seem to be first off the line with their plans and they will be led by "Madam Janet Airy Crusty-Baps-Fairy" - The Chancellor - Her Eminent Primacy - The Majestic Silencer of Sandown, Isle of Wight

Percy the Parrot

Ann Tumser

Ghosts & Spectres

Have you got a story to tell

Had a bad day 'av 'ee

Sent in by Paul Ganser

Man and the Moor

By Sandra Pritchard


Party Night at Jamaica Inn




A Flag to Fly Over Cornwall

There has been report that you need planning permission to fly the flag of St Piran in Cornwall. As a result: of this -

Queen Corinne-Cheeky Saffron-Helper The Admiral, Her Incomparable Eminence, The Honorable Slayer of Toorak (I think the S in slayer is silent as she is aka "The Toorak Tart"). suggested that the knitters group knit a virtual St. Piran's Flag, large enough to fly over the whole of Cornwall?

Trecobben Hill–[Trencrom]

A Tale for the Solstice By Sandra Pritchard

  Lelant to St Ives

  by Sandra Pritchard

Downalong St Ives

By Sandra Pritchard

Doble's Wall, St Ives

By John Barber


The Tregenna Party




During the virtual party we get offered some wonderful food from around the world. Its really nice when people send in the recipes so that we can actually try them. Here are some from this years party.

  Poems & Prose For 2004

In the last two years we had some wonderful poems sent in so with your help we are going to do it again. 

                                Party Epilogue

By Geoff Everest

The Genealogist Carol 

By John Cairns

Links to Cornish Listers Christmas sites.

and finally my favourite site this year.