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”

Close to 200 years after the first Cornish miners came to the wilderness of the Keweenaw peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior, seeking a better life than the lives they had left behind in Cornwall, a group of Cornish men and women of the twenty first century re-traced their footsteps and uncovered tales of…Continue Reading “Far From ‘ome – Part Two”

Ventonleague is an area of Hayle, a port town at the mouth of the Hayle River, approximately seven miles (11 km) northeast of Penzance. This profile of Ventonleague United Methodist Free Church has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   Earlier Chapel The later chapel is said to have “Replaced an earlier chapel or room…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Ventonleague United Methodist Free Church”

Barripper is a village in west approximately one mile south-west of Camborne. Adjewhella Wesleyan Chapel is between Barripper and Camborne and this profile has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   “One of the local Camborne parish chapels that has almost vanished from the corporate memory as a place of Methodist worship is Adjewhella…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Adjewhella Wesleyan Chapel”

Praze an Beeble, sometimes shortened to Praze, is a village between the nearby towns of Camborne (2.5 miles) and Helston (7 miles) in the civil parish of Crowan. This profile of Praze-an-Beeble Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   Coming into Praze from the north on the B3303, the Wesleyan chapel is on the left at…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Praze-an-Beeble Wesleyan Chapel”

Wall is to the west of Camborne. This profile of Wall Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   The chapel is situated north of the Wall Road, to the east of the village, next door to the old school. John Wesley is said to have visited Wall in 1743, and to…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Wall Wesleyan Chapel”