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|Description ||Close-up of the metal bars across the well-opening. Presumably they would stop a small child falling in, but allow an adult to stretch over and scoop out some water in a cup or other container. I expect it was much fuller, and easier to reach, the next day, as that night - of the Harvest Festival in the church - we had a terrific storm! Boscastle sprung to mind! Maybe they were calling on the Gods of Rain, not the Gods of Fecundity and Abundance!
(We did travel through Boscastle later that afternoon, 3rd October 2004, and the village was in a sorry state. Those poor people - our hearts just went out to them on seeing the devastation.)
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