Emily Charlotte Ould

We caught up with former Cornish Story Editor Emily Charlotte Ould, to hear about where her passion for writing, Cornwall and cowboy boots have taken her since working for Cornish Story as a student. From Bath to Texas, and home again. Could you tell us something about your personal story: your interests and motivations?  I…Continue Reading “Spotlight on Emily Charlotte Ould”

Tregidden is a hamlet south of Manaccan in the parish of St Martin-in-Meneage and also partly in the parish of Manaccan. This profile of Tregidden Bible Christian Chapel has been compiled by Terry Moyle.   Originally a Baptist Chapel Bought by Bible Christians 1839 Thatched Cob walls Capacity 54 1868 Plan – two services on…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Tregidden Bible Christian Chapel”

David Oates – a Camborne man, born and bred, reflects on an era now sadly come to an end and talks about the impact of a famous engineering firm on the Cornwall of the past two hundred years.   A gold watch beside me as I write, engraved with the distinctive “H” logo and the…Continue Reading “Holman – Echoes of an Age”

Paul Phillips and Tony Mansell have transcribed this interesting letter written by John Henry Benney in 1976 to his relation, Joy Stevenson (past Federation of Old Cornwall Society Dialect Recorder). It is largely as written with just a few minor alterations to aid understanding.   I went to work [in] Tin Croft mine in 1911…Continue Reading “A Miner’s Letter”

Callestick is a hamlet about 5 miles (8.0 km) north-west from Truro and about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Perranzabuloe. The manor of Callestick was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) when it was held by Robertm Count of Mortain from Bodmin Monastery; before 1066 it had been held by a thane from the…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Callestick Wesleyan Chapel”

‘Whatever is Left’ is a short story written by the talented Cornish writer Kiera Smitheram. In 2019 it was the winning entry in that year’s Short Story competition, which  is organised on a biennial basis by Cornish Story to promote our literary culture. Moira had always been a chatty maid, but she found getting the…Continue Reading “Whatever is Left”