Today is Flora Day in Helston. It is, for me, a beautiful day. I give you this in the hope that one day, you shall go along and share the enjoyment that, for one day in May, fills the entire town. Helston’s Flora Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It may…Continue Reading “Helston Flora Day: the basics”

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”

Bosustow’s meditation

A few years ago we were sitting at Predannick on a hot day looking across Mount’s Bay. We were joined by John Bosustow, who had come to see who was taking a rest on his land. We got talking. I asked if he’d always lived on the Lizard. He pointed across the Bay to Mousehole…Continue Reading “Bosustow’s meditation”

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”

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”

Cornishman Phillip Hunt brings us the story behind the erection of the A L Rowse memorial and of his memories of his association and friendship with him.   The eminent Cornish Historian and Poet Dr Alfred Leslie Rowse CH passed away on 3rd October 1997 at his home at Trenarren, near St Austell, at the…Continue Reading “The A L Rowse Memorial at Black Head, Cornwall”