Lamorna Spry brings us a fascinating piece of Cornish History brought to life through verbatim quotes by members of her family.   On Monday 18 May 1896, in scenes reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party, local Cornish fishermen from Newlyn and Mousehole boarded around 15 of the boats from the Lowestoft and East Country fleet…Continue Reading “The Newlyn Fishing Riots of 1896”

A biographical memoir on author Lamorna Spry’s grandfather and his sister on the fishing riots between Newlyn fishermen and fishermen from East Anglia in 1896. This story is about William Osborne Guy, known to the family as Willie Guy, but whose nickname as a child was ‘Clue’ – nobody could ever tell me why. He was born in…Continue Reading “Newlyn Fishing Riots in 1896”