Haro Krishna Haro Rama

Posted on 23/02/04 | in places, society

If anyone doubts the wonders of Sark, let them read this – it’s not some quaint bit of history (well, it is), but pertains to this very day:

Clameur de Haro: Under Norman custom a person can obtain immediate cessation of any action he considers to be an infringement of his rights. At the scene he must, in front of witnesses, recite the Lord’s prayer in French and cry out “Haro, Haro, Haro! A mon aide mon Prince, on me fait tort!” The Clameur must be registered at the Greffe Office, and a deposit (£7.50) made. All actions must cease until the matter is heard by the Court and if, after investigation, the complaint is disallowed, the deposit is forfeited, and the complainant can be liable to a claim for damages.

Or, if that’s not enough for you, how about:

Pigeons: The Seigneur’s right to be the sole keeper of pigeons (Droit de Colombier) is still enforced and a colombier is maintained at La Seigneurie.

I LOVE Sark!

2 Comments on “Haro Krishna Haro Rama”

  1. drcosmos Says:

    I thought you have to be on your knees as well – obviously for the Clameur de Hero not the pigeon keeping!

  2. hatmandu Says:

    Well, I think it all depends on how many pigeons you have.