Susan Coney brings us the history of N Gill and Son, arguably, the leading retailer and manufacturer of drapery, ladies and gentlemen’s attire and house furnishing in Truro for 120 years, from 1833 to 1953. The owners, especially William Nicholas Gill and his son Arthur William Gill, were prominent and philanthropic members of the Truro…Continue Reading “N Gill and Son – a very successful Truro Family Business for 120 years”

Henry ‘Ardmore’ Sandercock – Cornish Artist

Maureen Adams (née Sandercock) of Lostwithiel has put proverbial pen to paper to portray her famous Cornish artist ancestor, Henry ‘Ardmore’ Sandercock, but as she says in her family connections section at the end, “I have no idea what relation that makes him to me!”   Henry was baptised on the 24th February 1833 in…Continue Reading “Henry ‘Ardmore’ Sandercock – Cornish Artist”

Whose Eclipse?

Alan Murton reflects on one of those events when everyone can recall where they were.   How familiar are the words of Genesis 1vv 1-31, particularly: “God said: ‘Let there be light’ and there was light.  And God saw the light that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness?”  How many…Continue Reading “Whose Eclipse?”

Mapping Methodism – Helston Bible Christian Chapel (Meneage Street)

Helston is a town at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Penzance and 9 miles (14 km) south-west of Falmouth. This profile of Helston Bible Christian Chapel (Meneage Street) has been compiled by Betty Pascoe.                            

Mapping Methodism – St Ives Teetotal/New Connexion (Now known as The Drill Hall)

From National Maps of Scotland 1892-1914 This profile of St Ives Teetotal/New Connexion Chapel , Chapel Street, St Ives, has been compiled by Val Thomas of St Ives Old Cornwall Society.   1743: A 120 strong Methodist Society formed in St Ives. 1743: First visit by Charles Wesley. August 1743: John Wesley visited St Ives….Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – St Ives Teetotal/New Connexion (Now known as The Drill Hall)”

The Cadgwith Ghost

Amy Heyman of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, brings us a true account of an experience from her visit to the Lizard Peninsula.   In 1988, my Mum and I rented a little cottage in Cadgwith. We stayed there for two weeks. The week prior, we had spent sightseeing in London where I thought I would maybe…Continue Reading “The Cadgwith Ghost”