The Children of Epona: Horses in Cornish Legend by Craig Weatherhill

An article written in 1993 for Cornwall Today by Craig Weatherhill who sadly died in July 2020. Craig was himself a Cornish Legend, his books were read Worldwide. Like all good Celts, the sheer beauty and nobility of horses have captivated me from an early age and I am inseparable from my own horse Larnie, […]

Just Another Summer Day… by Lynn Jennings

(Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall Aug 1943) August 1943 –the  heat has driven usdown to the shore… sky is a cloth of endless blue,a heat haze shimmers above a seaalive with people laughing and squealingas waves lap their bodies.Around the edges of the beachgreen and orange canvas hutslazily flap their skirts in a sudden breeze.In […]

The Bomb by Lynn Jennings

(July 7th Lister Street – Falmouth, Cornwall) I have no memory of that Sunday,of my family doing the usual Sunday things,my brother playing next door with our cousins,usually he stayed for tea,today he didn’t,he came home,   “They’ve got people coming Mum.” he said. Perhaps I heard the far-off drone of enginesor the plaintive wailing […]

Discovering Cornish Hulls by Michael Tangye in 1994

I had heard of the dark and mysterious chambers penetrating deeply into the hillsides of the Carnmenellis granite area, which lies between Redruth and Helston. Stories brought down from the hills by natives of that, seemingly, remote region, said that they were as ancient as the hills themselves, and that they were fogous used by […]

Strange & Ghostly Cornish Tales by Pat Robins

Years ago, long before the arrival of radio or TV, Cornish folk often entertained each other by telling a tale. On dark, cold winter nights while they sat round the fire, tales about ghosts and other strange happenings were often a favourite entertainment. In the telling fact got mixed up with fiction but nobody minded […]

Scilly The Way It Was The Bishop by Steve Ottery in 1995

For 150 years the light from the Bishop Rock lighthouse has warned the mariners to steer clear of the rocks or “fangs of Scilly”. The Bishop takes its name from the steep sided pinnacle rock on which it is sited. In medieval times the rock and its surrounding satellites were known as the “Bishop and […]

Trebah Gardens

This is a truly wonderful garden where Ruth & Terry spent a wonderful afternoon. They both took many photos, which are shown below. The garden is really worth a visit. The Trebah Garden website can be found here. In 1831 Trebah was acquired by the Fox Family who built Glendurgan Garden. Trebah was first laid […]