Alan Murton brings us yet another of his literary gems. Not this time from Truro but from a small community just down the road, a place which clearly tugs at his heart strings.     Every Cornishman has his favourite places and one thing is certain we’re spoilt for choice. Don’t ask how I choose…Continue Reading “Malpas – a Favourite Place”

Alan Murton of Goonhavern was born and raised in Truro and here he recounts his memories of school life during the traumatic years of the Second World War.   I am conscious that Bosvigo School represents the biggest single influence in determining the course of my life. In that I would not expect to be…Continue Reading “Bosvigo School – Happy Memories 1938/44”

Alan Murton of Goonhavern was born and raised in Truro and here he recounts his memories of sport in the city and how it came to be an important part of his life.   Prologue I was born into a sporting family. My father had boxed and played cricket but was past his playing days…Continue Reading “Memories of Sport in Cornwall”

Alan Murton of Goonhavern was born and raised in Truro and here he recounts his memories of how life in the city was affected by the Second World War.   When did you first realise that the years you have lived through are “History” to others?  The shock hit me in my forties when I…Continue Reading “Truro in the Second World War”