Kerdhes Adro Arwennack

This is a very personal story of one particular day, but it should be helpful, I hope, to people carrying out all sorts of research in Cornwall. It started with my grandmother’s family. I did not know much about them and so I carried out some online research. Their name was Grey and they lived…Continue Reading “Kerdhes Adro Arwennack”

Tony Mansell brings us the engaging story of Alfred Solomon, a “Trura Boy,” who travelled thousands of miles to follow his faith. It was a huge step for this young man who was destined to become involved in both the religious and civic aspects of life in his chosen country.     It seems that the…Continue Reading “Bishop Alfred Solomon – a Trura Boy”

Whilst collecting information for my books and stories I have interviewed many people, each with a tale to tell. It is surprising, therefore, that although my mother has led an interesting life, I had never sat down with pen and paper to record her story. The situation has now been remedied and this is just…Continue Reading “My Literary Friend”

Join Sue Ellery-Hill as she chats about the upcoming book launch for Brenda Wootton’s biography. I’m sure other people must have parents who dwell for a while in the full spotlight of public attention… I found it, initially exciting, then challenging, at times boring, irritating and downright annoying, but ultimately – exhilarating – and was…Continue Reading “Writing about your mother… Brenda Wootton’s Biography”

Sue Ellery-Hill is back with another fascinating story in her Brenda Wootton mini-series. Following last month’s biography of Brenda’s penpal Nina Katorza, this month we focus on Nina’s grandmother – Sybella. Sue again utilises Nina’s letters, which combined with historical archives and records, provide a rich source of information for this melding of fantasy and realism….Continue Reading “Lamorna Wink”

Loe Bar landscape by Joshua Schouten de Jel

Join us for the final part of the Looking for George Henry Guy series! This month sees the conclusion of Lesley Carter’s genealogical journey to uncover her great grandfather’s story. You can find part 8 here. We haven’t reached Taunton yet and the sun is shining. The sky seems to be clearing, turning from damp grey to tentative blue. I pass the time…Continue Reading “George Henry Guy: Part 9”