Join Alan Nance as he traces his great, great grandfather’s footsteps from Catalonia, France, to Plymouth. His relative’s old diary, which dates back to nearly 200 years before, accompanies him for the entire journey. Read on to find out more about Alan’s story. I arrived in Plymouth aboard the Armorique, he on the William and Amelia. I had walked a thousand…Continue Reading “Dehwelans: Return”

This month’s continuation of a short series based on ancestor research follows the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view last month’s article here. Back in Penzance the following day, we have a mooch around the Public Library. In the reference section, I am…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: Part 4”

Pendeen sunset

This month’s continuation of a short series based on ancestor research follows the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view last month’s article here. And now to Penzance, where we are renting a house in the town centre for a week. The upstairs lounge…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: Part 3”

This month’s continuation of a short series based on ancestor research follows the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view last month’s article here. The next day we go back down to Truro and the County Records Office for our second session to look…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: 2”

A biographical memoir on author Lamorna Spry’s grandfather and his sister on the fishing riots between Newlyn fishermen and fishermen from East Anglia in 1896. This story is about William Osborne Guy, known to the family as Willie Guy, but whose nickname as a child was ‘Clue’ – nobody could ever tell me why. He was born in…Continue Reading “Newlyn Fishing Riots in 1896”

Pendeen sunset

As a memoir of ancestor research in Cornwall, Lesley Carter uncovers the journey she carried out to find more information about her great grandfather. With a captivating and honest style of writing, read on to discover more. It is Thursday 7 May 2009 and I am on my way to Cornwall.  I am embarking on…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: 1”