St Columb Major

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St Columb Major is a town in Cornwall in England. The designation Major distinguishes it from the smaller settlement and parish of St Columb Minor on the coast.
"Cornish hurling" or "silverball" (Cornish: Hyrlîan) is a medieval game once common throughout Cornwall but now only played in St Columb and St Ives. The game takes place first on Pancake Day (moves around in February) and then again on the Saturday eleven days later. The game involves two teams of several hundred people (the 'townsmen' and the 'countrymen') who endeavour to carry a ball made of apple wood covered in silver to goals set roughly two miles (3 km) apart, making the parish the largest pitch for a ball game anywhere in the world.

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