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Cornish Story is an initiative created with the vision to promote a greater knowledge of Cornwall and the Cornish Diaspora overseas. Unique, exclusive stories and films are combined with articles relating to all aspects of Cornish culture in the past and present.
Robert Burroughs explores the legends and drolls of Wivelshire in the introduction to a new series. South East Cornwall is often referred to as ‘Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner’ in part due to its geography, but also… more info
The project team led by Garry Tregidga and Tony Mansell would like to hear from volunteer researchers who would be interested in the study of chapels and other related sites (e.g. outdoor preaching pits) at the local level. The immediate task is to create… more info
- Mitchell – As I Recall ItThis account by Les Donnithorne, a Mitchell man, was discovered after his death. It is the recollections of someone whose only motivation was to record the history of his village. His son, also Les, was determined that his father’s story should be made public and joined with Cornish historian, Tony Mansell, to publish it here,…Continue Reading “Mitchell – As I Recall It”
- My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 3: Shortlanesend ChapelSusan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part three of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. Now, where was I? Most of the village children went…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 3: Shortlanesend Chapel”
- A cup of tea at five in The Ale HouseAnother poem written and spoken by Bert Biscoe: one where every word should be savoured to appreciate the full thrust and vigour of his message. A cup of tea at five in The Ale House Old comrades speak quietly In shady corners of anonymous bars – They talk of waiting, biding, Sitting…Continue Reading “A cup of tea at five in The Ale House”
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