Mining Can Be Fun By Allen Buckley in 1995

A problem “up-country” settlers have with the Cornish is knowing when to take them seriously. No race on earth is as dedicated to the “wind-up” as is the Cornish Celt, and more Englishmen and other “furriners” have gone back across the Tamar convinced of the truth of some amazing or unlikely story, than it takes […]

It’s lives we’re after, not ships. by Thomas Austin

Padstow Lifeboat first Published in Aigust 1995 Severe stormforce winds, some structural damage may occur. That warning is always ominous, and all of us on hearing such a forecast will immediately offer a fervent hope that our home will be spared, followed in the instant by thoughts of insurance, renewal dates, amount of cover, and […]

Bit Chat With Joy Stevenson, our Maid Lowenna

Cornish author and bard, the late great Joy Stevenson, who promoted dialect throughout her life wrote this piece for Cornwall Today Yesterday & Dreckly in 1996. Joy died in 2015 in her 90s with husband Stan by her side. Stan was an adobted Cornishman being Scottish and he was a truly lovely man that I […]