Delabole Slate Quarry

Delabole Slate Quarry Alan Murton is in east Cornwall and brings us the story of a Cornish icon – the Delabole Slate Quarry. Most of us have heard of it, some have seen it, but a pound to a penny there’s something new to learn from this graphic article.   Standing at dawn with thousands…Continue Reading “Delabole Slate Quarry”

Joseph Antonia Emidy

Joseph Emidy’s Memorial at the Seafarer’s Mission, Falmouth   The fascinating story of Joseph Antonia Emidy has been mostly gleaned from the autobiography of one of his pupils, the Cornish-born politician and slavery abolitionist, James Silk Buckingham, who wrote about Emidy’s life up to 1807. Others have written about him, mostly using Buckingham’s material, and…Continue Reading “Joseph Antonia Emidy”

OLD GODS (The Tinners Way), production update

Following on from his initial outline of the project, David Bickley continues with some news of progress in the production process. The brilliant, hard-working Adrian Rodda has finished our epic verse for this unique audio visual project and production continues at a “fair auld lick” (despite the weather!). This poetic endeavor seems to have started…Continue Reading “OLD GODS (The Tinners Way), production update”

Godrevy Days by David Oates

  David Oates has provided us with a fair numbers of articles and now we include one of his poems which clearly found him in relective mood.    Godrevy was Camborne by the sea and in my childhood days it seemed as if we lived there – every day seemed fine, every sun-filled moment was…Continue Reading “Godrevy Days by David Oates”

My Cornish Village

St Agnes Beacon   For some time we have been hoping to include an article about this north Cornish village which some would say is one of Cornwall’s jewels in its crown. Then along comes Mike Ricks, firstly with a poem and now an article about his village of birth – St Agnes. It is…Continue Reading “My Cornish Village”

Growing Up Near Looe

Looe Bridge This is largely an article of personal memories and is in no way an attempt to provide a history of the area. It includes my first memories but is muddled with later visits and holidays with relations at Lanreath and Looe.   Alright, I’ll come clean, I didn’t do a lot of growing…Continue Reading “Growing Up Near Looe”