With the help of his grandmother’s memoirs, Rob Evans tells the story of a charming little village on the south coast of Cornwall. Possibly best-known for its little railway, it is surely one of Cornwall’s jewels in its crown. Pentewan is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, four miles from St Austell and two…Continue Reading “Pentewan”

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”

In this instalment of Kernow’s Smaller Villages, Kiera Smitheram returns to her home village of Angarrack to explore its rich and surprisingly industry-shaping history, as well as reflect on how living there shaped her. Tucked on the eastern outskirts of Hayle on the North Coast of Cornwall, Angarrack is commonly associated with the signpost for…Continue Reading “Angarrack”

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”

In this article on Leedstown Paul Phillips of Helston tells the story of a relatively well-known village where he spent his formative years. In the grand scheme of things Leedstown is a comparatively young village.  Its “Square” forms a crossroad on the B3302 Helston to Hayle Road and the B3280 Praze-an-Beeble to Marazion Road. It…Continue Reading “Leedstown”