BYGONE DAYS by Les Rendell

Life wanders on, year in, year out, apaceAs melancholy haunts the backward gaze;But memory holds alive those years of graceOf Cornish childhood, golden bygone days. Remember school, with pinafore and cap,The hoops we trundled playfully ahead,The dung-strewn streets, the donkey in his trap,And Mother’s saffron cake and home-made bread. Remember Father’s stern but kindly eye;The […]

DAY’S END by Les Rendell

‘Tes time to riddle out grate, mautherAn’ to maake us desh o’ tay,Fer be gwain up temberen ‘ill, mautherIn coose fer anawther day. ‘Twas ‘ansum, thy sour-sab pie, mautherArt a -maakin more come morn?I’ll taake a pasty fer me croust, mautherI be up meddow rollin’ corn. Weather’s finin’ away now, mauther‘Tes raggin fer rain, sure […]

Cornwall My Home written by Harry Glasson

A wonderful version of Harry’s classic song sung by The Countrymen with a slideshow of Cornwall by Terry Harry,The Countrymen’s CD is available to buy. CLICK HERE

The Band Played Trelawny

This is the true story of a little piece of 100 year old Cornish history set in The Great War and involving soldiers of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Is taken from The Countrymen’s website At the end of this wonderful article you can hear The Countrymen’s excellent version of the song The […]

Spring is here, well almost!

A few photos of Daffodils, a couple of other plants, not forgetting the Egret taken by Terry Harry this last week before the weather changed. Slightly!Some of the photos were taken at Penmount Crematorium where Ruth’s parents Edna & Hugh Tremayne along with her Aunt Sylvia Tremayne are all scattered in The Quiet Acres. The […]

A Short History of West End Stores, Redruth by Charles Sibthorpe

The West End Stores, originally a drapery store was started by my great grandfather, William Henry Sarra who was usually know as W H Sarra. He was born William Sarah and continued with that name until his two sons were due to go to boarding school, when he changed his name by deed poll to […]

A must buy new book by a Cornishman

The Tresean Eel In The Tresean Eel, Kevin recounts his personal experiences of growing up in Cornwall, a Duchy he describes as ‘a world in miniature’, during a bygone age. Kevin portrays a vivid history of Cornwall from the inside, painting the landscape of his life in his community and his vision of its future. […]