This month Alan Kent remembers the not so distant glory days at South Crofty with his poem Winding Engine, Robinson’s Shaft.  “ʼEave on your steelies boy! We’m goin’ down t’ ’Ell.” This must have once been said here, above the bountiful, tapering shaft of two hundred fathoms upon which still rests this battleship grey of drum and…Continue Reading “Poetry – Winding Engine, Robinson’s Shaft”

In mid-2012, the Cornish Audio Visual Archive were given several reels of film dating from the 1930s. They held unique images taken by a man, Cecil Baldwin, who visited Cornwall and Devon on holiday many times in his life. His affection for the South-west shows through in the recovered footage, the full version capturing nearly…Continue Reading “1930s Cornish Film”