Ginger’s Boots

Tony Mansell brings us a story of a kindly man who worked out of his shop in Charles Street, Truro. Jimmo was a cordwainer, a shoemaker, one who makes new boots and shoes from leather. The trade can be contrasted with the cobbler who, according to a tradition in Britain, was restricted to repairing shoes….Continue Reading “Ginger’s Boots”

Padstow Obby Oss Day

Following on from John Buckingham’s superb article, Bygone May Days – an insider’s view of Padstow’s great day – we now have a visitor’s viewpoint from Alan Murton, a regular contributor to Cornish Story.   The volume of sound grew as the Blue army crowded into Prideaux Place. The music of the concertinas and the…Continue Reading “Padstow Obby Oss Day”

 Mapping Methodism -Carbis Water Wesleyan / Carbis Bay Wesleyan

Carbis Bay lies 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of St Ives on the western coast of St Ives Bay. This profile of Carbis Bay Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by Val Thomas of St Ives Old Cornwall Society.   This area of what we now know as Carbis Bay used to be referred to as Uny,…Continue Reading ” Mapping Methodism -Carbis Water Wesleyan / Carbis Bay Wesleyan”

The Journey by Bert Biscoe

Another poem from the pen and voice of one of Cornwall’s foremost poets   The Journey – (Truro – Redruth) (For audio, click on title)   The Number Forty bus from Truro To Redruth (via St Day) grinds a gear, Pulls into traffic and away – a jackdaw Departs the railway station’s ridge, Making its…Continue Reading “The Journey by Bert Biscoe”

Trig or Trick

  Trevor Dalley brings us another tale featuring his colourful creations, Albert and Joey (you’ll probably remember them from A Darts Match at Tyacks). Joining them we have, Harry, the landlord of the Shipwright Arms, and the unlikely involvement of Albert’s father who Trevor describes thus: “Albert’s fether, who was the provider of the Fool’s…Continue Reading “Trig or Trick”