Another article by Alan Murton, master wordsmith, who never fails to paint a picture of his beloved Truro. This one, about Richmond Hill, is truly evocative and full of nostalgia.   I was born on a hill – not surprising in Truro really, not just any old hill though – it was Richmond Hill where…Continue Reading “Richmond Hill – The Place Where I was born”

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”

With work on the Chiverton to Carland dual carriageway well underway it will not be long before some familiar landscapes will change for ever. In this article, under our Commerce and Industry banner, Tony Mansell takes a look at one particular business which existed at Chiverton Cross, long before the motor car became a common…Continue Reading “Ward’s Garage of Chiverton Cross”

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”

Yew Tree at Perranwell Station – a Poem by Bert Biscoe

    (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 “Yew Tree at Perranwell Station – a Poem by Bert Biscoe”