The Redruth Revival Murder

Michael Tangye (Whythrer Meyn) of Redruth brings us a story of excessive religious fervour that was all too common among many Methodist congregations in our villages and towns.   1824: King George the Fourth  reigned. The mining town of Redruth had not yet reached the height of its prosperity. Its shallow, immensely rich copper loads…Continue Reading “The Redruth Revival Murder”

Mapping Methodism – Camborne Wesleyan Chapel

 Camborne is a town in Cornwall. This profile of Camborne Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by David Thomas.   Camborne Wesley was always a chapel which was well attended and possessed a large number of willing workers who were ready to assist with events there. This photograph is part of a set of postcard images…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Camborne Wesleyan Chapel”

A Village Childhood by Ruth Tremayne Harry

A Village Childhood by Ruth Tremayne   An aerial view in the 1960s   Surfboards and sunsets And pasties for lunch With mackerel and ice cream And flowers by the bunch The hedges were high And morals to match Roosters and chickens With eggs that would hatch There were horses and rabbits And sermons galore…Continue Reading “A Village Childhood by Ruth Tremayne Harry”

A Cornish Rower by Ruth Tremayne Harry

Ann Glanville (Photo: Terry Harry)   Ruth brings us her poem about Ann Glanville (1796–1880), a Cornishwoman who achieved national celebrity for rowing a four-oared watermen’s boat.   A Cornish Rower by Ruth Tremayne Harry There’s a statue by the river A woman sitting on a bench She is gazing at the water With a rower’s…Continue Reading “A Cornish Rower by Ruth Tremayne Harry”

The Reg Bennett Story – For the Love of Music

Reg Bennett   I have known Reg Bennett for many years but it was not until recently that his wide-ranging involvement in the Cornish music scene became apparent to me. We were both members of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band during the early 1960s but our paths diverged and Reg set off on a course…Continue Reading “The Reg Bennett Story – For the Love of Music”

Henry Sewell Stokes (1808-1895)

Henry Sewell Stokes Portrait by Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne (1854–1921). Courtesy ArtUK – owned by Truro City Council and hangs in their Council Chambers.   Susan Coney, researcher and writer, devotes much of her time to all things Cornish. Here she turns her attention to a man who is arguably not as well-known as he…Continue Reading “Henry Sewell Stokes (1808-1895)”