A history of local Cornwall by Historian Chris Pollard

July 2012 – Given Up By The Sea

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On the 2nd of March 1855 an inquest was held at Truro. ‘St. Anthony in Roseland, on the body of a man found washed ashore on Towen Beach in that Parish the preceding day. The […]

May 2012 – Roseland’s Forgotten Hero

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In 1891 the game keeper at Place House at St. Anthony in Roseland was 32 year old Thomas Curtis. Thomas had just moved into Cellars Cottage with his wife Catherine and their three children, Hilda, […]

April 2012 – Hubba Hubba

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Hubba Hubba, a call that must have echoed around our coast for hundreds of years and one that brought employment and prosperity to our villages. Mevagissey, Gorran Haven, Portloe, Portscatho and St. Mawes, the list […]

March 2012 – The Cornish Cowboy

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Buffalo Bill, Jessie James, Wild Bill Hickock, Deadwood Dick and Billy the Kid, all famous figures from the American Wild West of the mid to late 1800s, and all featured in numerous movies. John Bullock […]

January 2012 – Superstition

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During some building work in Portscatho recently my son and I uncovered an old fireplace which had been blocked up for well over a hundred years. We were working in what is most probably one […]