Cool Stones

    (Photo Steve Tanner) Vyager gans Geryow (Bert Biscoe) lives in Truro. He is a poet and songwriter whose work draws on his interest in history, politics, social justice and language. He represents the people of Boscawen Division on Cornwall Council. The Division was formerly called ‘Moresk’ – an unbroken link from civic administration…Continue Reading “Cool Stones”

Part 1: Eighteenth-century beginnings   Charlestown Harbour, shown here as it appears nowadays in a photo by Terry Knight, was begun in an age which also responded to the need for effective finance of the developing trade and industry of Cornwall. John Dirring begins to tell the story of banking in Cornwall with a consideration…Continue Reading “Banking in Cornwall”

South Crofty Revived by Bert Biscoe

    Ah! We’ll sit beside the aching Bal To hold our heart between its knees – Still hands, uncalloused now Stir melancholy’s slow reprise – It suits the eye to always choose To stare at slowly moving ground Beneath soft sandalled shuffled soles Where nail’d steps once rang their sound, And, pressed beneath the…Continue Reading “South Crofty Revived by Bert Biscoe”

Alan Murton of Goonhavern was born and raised in Truro and here he recounts his memories of sport in the city and how it came to be an important part of his life.   Prologue I was born into a sporting family. My father had boxed and played cricket but was past his playing days…Continue Reading “Memories of Sport in Cornwall”

Carn Marth is an ancient hill to the southeast of Redruth. This profile of Carn Marth Primitive Methodist Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   Now only accessible on foot from Old Sandy Lane or from a track to the south. A Primitive Methodist chapel to the east of Sandy Lane…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Carn Marth (Sandy Lane, Redruth) Primitive Methodist Chapel”

Stithians, also known as St Stythians, is a village in the middle of the triangle bounded by Redruth, Helston and Falmouth. Foundry is an area within Stithians. This profile of Foundry United Methodist Free Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   John Welsey visited Stithians in 1744-50 and brought Methodism to the…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Stithians Foundry United Methodist Free Church”