Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part ten, the final part, of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   Lead Photograph: County School 1962 – Susan Phillips…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 10: Teenage Years (mostly)”

David Oates draws on intensely personal childhood memories, of some seventy years ago, to find echoes of an age now gone.  An age where leisure and pleasure before the time of universal car ownership was found close to home.  The advent of car ownership, too, marked the beginning of the end of communities travelling and…Continue Reading “Over the hills and far away …”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part nine of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   After the excitement of Christmas and my birthday, it was back…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 9: Winter and Spring”

We should be grateful to those who record the everyday events of their life. Elsie Thomas of Silverwell did just that, and her children, Clarice Lean and Ken Thomas, were delighted to agree to its inclusion in the book, Blackwater and its Neighbours by Clive Benney and Tony Mansell. The material has also been the…Continue Reading “Elsie’s Story of Days Gone By”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part eight of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   I remember my earliest Christmas present, when I was three years…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 8: Christmas”

Susan Coney (née Phillips) is a prolific researcher and recorder of local history, especially about Truro. Here, she shares with us part seven of her memories of growing up during the 1940s to the 1960s, recalled and recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.   Whilst jotting down these notes about my childhood memories, I realised…Continue Reading “My Memories of Growing up near Truro – Part 7”