Dean Evans is an authority on John Passmore Edwards having written the book “Funding the Ladder” and delivered many talks about his life. Here, he has condensed it into an article for Cornish Story.   “Funding the Ladder” by Dean Evans The engraved stone over the doorway to the Blackwater village hall states that the…Continue Reading “The Passmore Edwards Legacy: John Passmore Edwards, the man who built libraries, and much more.”

The Vage family were well-known in the Truro business community and here, Simon Vage, brings us their story with emphasis on W A Vage, Jeweller.   The end of the 19th Century was a golden period for the Vage Family, as it was for many of Cornwall`s families. As with so many natives of Cornwall,…Continue Reading “The Vage Family in business in Truro”

Pool is a community between Redruth and Camborne. This profile of Pool St Martin’s United Methodist Free Church has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   From Wilsons Way, turn into Carn Brea Lane just before the roundabout, follow this road as it turns right and the chapel is on the right. Free…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Pool St Martin’s United Methodist Free Church”

Change-Over-Day – Bert Biscoe

    Who’d be a vole, Summer time, Down St Buryan way, On change-over-day?   That’s the day they Christians d’call Saturday – day of Saturn – he with the rings – Roman patron of slaves – that’s they Who d’creep out of their hovels and Cornish Units To clean caravans and chalets over Hayle…Continue Reading “Change-Over-Day – Bert Biscoe”

Close to 200 years after the first Cornish miners came to the wilderness of the Keweenaw peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior, seeking a better life than the lives they had left behind in Cornwall, a group of Cornish men and women of the twenty first century re-traced their footsteps and uncovered tales of…Continue Reading “Far From ‘ome – Part Two”

Ventonleague is an area of Hayle, a port town at the mouth of the Hayle River, approximately seven miles (11 km) northeast of Penzance. This profile of Ventonleague United Methodist Free Church has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   Earlier Chapel The later chapel is said to have “Replaced an earlier chapel or room…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Ventonleague United Methodist Free Church”