Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part three of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   Now, where was I?   Most of the village children went…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 3: Shortlanesend Chapel”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part two of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   The time has come the walrus said … to write part…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 2: Shortlanesend”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. These articles will appear as a series over the coming months with this first one…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 1: The early years”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of Cornish history. This article is about one of her relatives and his ship and is as much an appeal for information as it is the story of a tragic loss of life in the waters that wash our shores.   My great, great Grandfather…Continue Reading “The sad tale of the brigantine, The Crossowen”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. This article is about one of her relatives of whom she is rightly proud. The story of his act of heroism may not be new to you but this chance to read about it from the pen of one…Continue Reading “Benjamin Wall – A Quiver Hero”