Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part five of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   At home one early evening, I was told that I had…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 5: A special event and memories of our house and garden at Shortlanesend”

Tony Mansell tells the story of one man’s dream of owning a fairground organ and wonders how many fully understood the effort and skill that went into creating this amazing musical instrument. Bernard True Bernard True was unsure if he was a Kentish Man or Man of Kent but whichever it was, we are grateful…Continue Reading “The St Agnes Fairground Organ”

Lamorna Spry brings us a fascinating piece of Cornish History brought to life through verbatim quotes by members of her family.   On Monday 18 May 1896, in scenes reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party, local Cornish fishermen from Newlyn and Mousehole boarded around 15 of the boats from the Lowestoft and East Country fleet…Continue Reading “The Newlyn Fishing Riots of 1896”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part four of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   When I was five I started school, not at Shortlanesend but…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 4: St Mary’s School”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part three of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   Now, where was I?   Most of the village children went…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 3: Shortlanesend Chapel”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part two of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   The time has come the walrus said … to write part…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 2: Shortlanesend”