Tom Bawcock’s Eve

In the dead of winter it is really important to find anything that gets you out and about and warms the heart a little. I had never been to Mousehole on Tom Bawcock’s eve so wasn’t really sure what to expect. The celebration takes place each year on the 23rd December. The legend goes that […]

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The Cornish Ten Hens Update

I guess the most important thing to say is that all the hens made it through the night. They are looking much brighter and are starting to scratch about inside their runs. We even had three eggs this morning but that is hardly surprising as that is all they have been good for up until […]

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The Cornish Ten Hen’s Diary 1

Today we picked up 10 ex-battery hens from a cold and rainy yard near the village of Caharrack in Cornwall. Destined for slaughter these dishevelled looking birds are being given a second chance by the charity the British Hen Welfare Trust. The Trust put out an appeal in the West Briton newspaper asking for people […]

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Forgotten Memories of Tremough Convent School

As you drive towards the main campus of Falmouth University sharp modernist buildings fill the skyline. This once grand private estate has now been a place of learning and education for more than 70 years. Since Tremough Convent School closed its doors in 1993 however the old buildings have mostly been swallowed up by new […]

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