Tony Mansell shares his mining experiences as he takes us underground to four Cornish mines but in particular to Cligga Mine in Perranzabuloe.   I had already been down three Cornish tin mines so the thought of a few hundred feet of granite above me was not of great concern, but those previous trips had…Continue Reading “A Trip to the Underworld”

The Dance of the Cornish Air

“Branded with folly and madness for attempting what the world calls impossibilities. This has been my reward from the public, but should this be all, I should be satisfied by the great secret pleasure and laudable pride that I feel in my own breast from having been the instrument of bringing forward new principles and…Continue Reading “The Dance of the Cornish Air”

Dean Evans is an authority on John Passmore Edwards having written the book “Funding the Ladder” and delivered many talks about his life. Here, he has condensed it into an article for Cornish Story.   “Funding the Ladder” by Dean Evans The engraved stone over the doorway to the Blackwater village hall states that the…Continue Reading “The Passmore Edwards Legacy: John Passmore Edwards, the man who built libraries, and much more.”

The Vage family were well-known in the Truro business community and here, Simon Vage, brings us their story with emphasis on W A Vage, Jeweller.   The end of the 19th Century was a golden period for the Vage Family, as it was for many of Cornwall`s families. As with so many natives of Cornwall,…Continue Reading “The Vage Family in business in Truro”

Pool is a community between Redruth and Camborne. This profile of Pool St Martin’s United Methodist Free Church has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   From Wilsons Way, turn into Carn Brea Lane just before the roundabout, follow this road as it turns right and the chapel is on the right. Free…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Pool St Martin’s United Methodist Free Church”

Change-Over-Day – Bert Biscoe

    Who’d be a vole, Summer time, Down St Buryan way, On change-over-day?   That’s the day they Christians d’call Saturday – day of Saturn – he with the rings – Roman patron of slaves – that’s they Who d’creep out of their hovels and Cornish Units To clean caravans and chalets over Hayle…Continue Reading “Change-Over-Day – Bert Biscoe”