Bygone May Days – A gathering of fragments

This is one of three separate pictures from the exceptional Yelland Collection held by Kresen Kernow. If taken on the same day, they show the strength of the custom in the early 1900s.  The young, the adolescent and the adult groups each with their own ‘oss’. They are well worth close scrutiny. A unique glimpse into the…Continue Reading “Bygone May Days – A gathering of fragments”

Padstow Volunteer Artillery

Padstow Volunteer Band 1908 Back row: Percy Courtenay, Albert Hill, Tommy Tresidder, Jim Parsons. Second row: Albert Courtenay, Tom Williams, Tom Trenouth. Front row: Edgar Tonkin, Ewart Worsley (sitting) Alfred Buckingham, William Courtenay (sitting) S Veal.   The Volunteer forces of the mid to late 1800s were an important part of the defence of this…Continue Reading “Padstow Volunteer Artillery”