“KERNOW CALLING MEMBERS TAKE ACTION TO KEEP THE PEACE IN ST. JUST !!
Anyone who has any connection with Cornwall will probably have experienced one of the many town feast days.
Anyone who has any connection with St. Just will know what a special time it is and how much it means to the small town.
We were first made aware that something "wasn't right" when we cruised down the picturesque granite hillside that leads to the town and flying high from the most prominent building
in the area, (the parish church of St. Just) was the red and white cross of St. George of england. This was especially troubling due to the annual feast celebrations and with every year in memory the usual black and white cross of St. Piran had been flown proudly above the Parish.
It was clear that tensions were high in the town and when we arrived, witnessed a local man being jeered in one of the pubs for wearing an England jacket!
As we started to communicate with numerous people involved with the celebrations it became clear that the feeling was felt from the majority, that it was a very foolish statement to make from the church and considered it to be inflammatory and insulting to the people of St. Just and the many visitors that came from far and wide to enjoy feast day.
Many prominent local figures expressed their concerns, it was also commented that a coach full of singers from Newquay "felt like turning the bus around and going home" at the sight of the flag of england as they approached the town. Even local celebrity Johnny Cowling expressed his shock and disappointment!
Later on, after talk turned more sinister in the pubs with youths threatening to scale the high church and with two men were even overheard to be discussing whether they could shoot down the flag pole with a shotgun, KernowCalling decided to step in and take action.
(sourced from Facebook)”
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