A Distinguished Gentleman

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Dan: “I am the longest serving Hellier at Bodmin Heritage Day now, and this is my last year because I’m already thirty. You can’t be a Hellier if you’re over thirty. It’s been part of my life for a long time – seven or eight years now – so it’s the end of an era for me.”

Mum: “We’re extremely proud of him. He’s Cornish through and through to the core.”

Dad: “We’re so proud of his contribution to this whole day of street theatre. Dan is always the loudest and the most enthusiastic. He puts absolutely every ounce of everything he’s got into this one day.”

Dan: “It does feel a bit sad to be finishing, but I’m still going to be a part of the thing. I might join the buccanoos, or I’ve been asked if I want to join the Ragadaziow.”

Dad: “You didn’t tell her why you’ve been asked to join, Dan – they said they asked him because they need a few more bearded ugly buggers.”

Dan: “Yeah they did – so I’m still going to be a part of Heritage Day – I’m just moving up. My barbarian days are done. I’m going to be a distinguished gentleman now.”