Helen Bartrop Hocking’s portrayal of her chosen village differs from the other articles in that it is presented in the form of an interview providing both personal and community information. There is also a huge bonus in that we will be publishing the audio recording of Christine Mary Bartrop. Our Gran was a Kilk maid,…Continue Reading “Kilkhampton”

David Oates takes us right to heart of this small community in the second article in the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series. His memories are evocative and engaging as he paints a vivid picture of life in this Cornish village. You can find the other articles in the series here. Until leaving home to go to college…Continue Reading “Barripper”

In the first of the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series, Tony Mansell has chosen the village where he grew up and for which he still has fond memories. You can find last month’s introductory article here. There is nothing very remarkable about Silverwell: nothing that makes it stand out in any way. Like most villages, it’s seen its…Continue Reading “Silverwell – Memories of Pure Gold”

Much has been written about our villages and whilst the smaller ones haven’t been ignored, they sometimes fade into the background at the expense of the larger and better-known communities. In this series the contributors will attempt to remedy that by presenting a picture of life in some of our smaller villages. Whenever I deliver…Continue Reading “Kernow’s Smaller Villages”