St Keverne will hold its annual tribute to a 15th century Cornish rebellion involving village blacksmith Michael An Gof next week.

Each year a parade and ceremony remembers Michael Joseph (better known as Michael An Gof, where An Gof is Cornish for blacksmith) and Thomas Flamank, who were the leaders of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 but ultimately executed.

Those taking part will meet at the statue of the pair at the entrance to the village at 7pm next Thursday, June 27 – the date they were killed – to march down the hill for a commemoration at the plaque in the square at 7.30pm.

Cornwall councillor Loveday Jenkin, leader of Mebyon Kernow for seven years during the 1990s, has been invited to speak this year.

This will be followed by entertainment in the parish hall at 8pm, with music from the An Gof Band, songs from the An Gof Singers and a tribute to the life of Cornish philanthropist John Passmore Edwards.

There will be a bar and pasties available.

Organisers would particularly like to invite anyone new to the area to go along and find out more about a key part of their village’s history.

An Gof led the rebels in a march on London to protest at King Henry VII's levying a tax to pay for an invasion of Scotland. The Cornish believed that this was a northern affair and had nothing to do with them, and marched to London to bring this to the King's attention.

However, An Gof and Flamank were deemed to be traitors, and were hanged, drawn and quartered with their heads displayed on pike-staffs on London Bridge.