Hello and welcome to Cornwall Yesteryear; this website was started by Terry Harry & Nancy Hembroke.
It was put into action during the isolation period caused by the Coronavirus in March 2020. Terry, who is St Day born and bred, started ‘Cornwall Today, Yesterday and Dreckly’ magazine in 1994. He has been a photographer for more years than he cares to recall and was lucky enough to attend Redruth Grammar School.
Nancy lives in Bude and has the onerous task of collating, typing the articles and proof reading.
Both Nancy & Terry felt in February 2020 it was time for another magazine dedicated to and all
about Cornwall, its people, culture and history. This time it will be available online; it is free and will remain so.
If you, or your organisation, have anything connected with Cornwall you would like to see online please contact us. This might be some childhood memories, information on famous Cornish people, details of your Cornish-loving organisations and, of course, photos both old and new.
We hope you enjoy all of the articles and photos on this site and keep coming back because we are hoping to have a massive collection. It has been started with lots of articles from the original Cornwall Today which we hope you enjoy.
The site has also reunited two old friends who worked together in the late 1960s at Barclays Bank Trust Company in Truro. They are now together and married after more than 50 years apart. Terry & Ruth Tremayne Harry married in Gwennap Pit on the 19th September 2020.
Ruth was a widow living in New York USA and is now back home in Cornwall.
Please feel free to share anything from the site, please just give us a mention to spread the word, and tell your contacts that this site is free to everyone.
We must say a huge thank you to Steven Webb for his help and consideration, he is a diamond.
Nancy & Terry