David Oates is a frequent contributor to Cornish Story and here he turns his attention to Cornwall’s industrial past as he begins the story of tin extraction at Gwithian. Part two, Processes and People, will follow next month. Tin streaming rates as one of the oldest of Cornish industries with a pedigree stretching back into…Continue Reading “Gwithian Tin Sand Works. Part 1 – Location and Recovery”

Following his articles about Barripper and Kehelland, David Oates now moves slightly east to introduce us to the third element in his trilogy – Troon. Set high on a hill above Camborne, Troon is unusual in Cornwall where large villages are not common in the way that they are in other parts of the country….Continue Reading “Troon”

Having already introduced us to Barripper, David Oates now moves a short distance to the north to acquaint us with another area which he knows so well. Stay tuned as there will be a third article from David later in the series. The village of Kehelland sometimes struggles to justify the term “village” – it…Continue Reading “Kehelland”

David Oates takes us right to heart of this small community in the second article in the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series. His memories are evocative and engaging as he paints a vivid picture of life in this Cornish village. You can find the other articles in the series here. Until leaving home to go to college…Continue Reading “Barripper”