Cornish Humour

“Near nuff won’t do, it gotta be zact.” “Tis zact” “Well, tha’s near nuff then!”   Troora Boy, Alan Murton has been at the keyboard again and this time he’s sharing with us his likes and dislikes of Cornish humour. A timeless viewpoint, supported by listening to a Friday night banter in many a Cornish…Continue Reading “Cornish Humour”

Mapping Methodism – East Looe Wesleyan Chapel

 The Looe Chapels have been profiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   Nonconformist Chapel (19th Century – 1801 AD to 1900 AD) Large Methodist chapel with attached schoolroom, now converted to residential use. Probably early or mid C19 in origin, remodelled late C19 (1). Stucco; slurried slate roofs with crested ridge tiles and Italianate…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – East Looe Wesleyan Chapel”

Mapping Methodism – Fowey Wesleyan Chapel 

The Fowey Chapels have been profiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.     The fourteenth century chapel of St Catherine stood on the cliff top overlooking Readymoney Cove (between castle and camera). About a hundred metres west of here, on the west side of the harbour entrance, about nine metres below the top of…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Fowey Wesleyan Chapel “

Mapping Methodism – Fowey Bible Christian Chapel

The Fowey Chapels have been profiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   The comment below, “The members belonging to the Bible Christian Connexion resident in the place have had for the past fifty years to worship in various incommodious and otherwise unsuitable premises,” suggests that the Bible Christians had used a number of locations…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Fowey Bible Christian Chapel”

Mapping Methodism – Pelynt Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel

The profiles of Pelynt Methodist Chapels have been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.   1837 Chapel Located to the north of the village at junction with Muchlarnick. “When in 1837, the Wesleyan Association broke away, they built their own chapel defiantly within sight of the original one.” (A Short History Of Methodism In…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Pelynt Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel”

The Wreck of the Rose of Devon

The treacherous cliffs at Porthtowan where the Rose of Devon foundered in 1897 Clive Benney, St Agnes Old Cornwall Society Recorder, brings us the story of the demise of the Rose of Devon. The involvement of police constable Benney is particularly interesting as he was Clive’s great-grandfather.   One of the most tragic and disastrous…Continue Reading “The Wreck of the Rose of Devon”