The Cunaide Stone – Hayle’s 5th century burial stone.

Just before Christmas 2018 the Cunaide Stone was moved inside for it’s own protection. Up until last year this rare 5th century burial stone had spent 175 years exposed to the elements. It was time for a little TLC! The picture above is the stone in its broken state before restoration. The Cunaide stone was […]

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Billy Bray’s Dancing feet

Once while on one of our trips my other half and I were taking in just another orange Caribbean sunset when we heard what we thought was a party just a few dusty streets away. It may have been the rum or the weeks on the road with little in the way of night life but we […]

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Those Ruined places: Merther

Old buildings, I feel, always have a certain presence but ruined places somehow even more so.  There is a special kind of mystery in a ruined place and I find myself drawn in and pisky-led.  My rather over-active imagination can fill these ivy-clad, tumble-down spaces with life and lives that are entirely of my own invention.  Maybe […]

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The Centre of Cornwall & a rather Mysterious Tail

Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end.  The Tamar river in many ways marks the beginning of Cornwall. And of course we all know where to find the End. It is the village of Lanivet, not far from Bodmin, that marks the middle.You see this little place’s claim to fame is that it is meant […]

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Saint Keyne and Equal Rights for 5th Century Women

We think of saints as being ethereal characters who did unbelievable things in distant lands and in unknown times.  And lets face it some of them very much live up to that reputation.  But we shouldn’t forget that they were also real people. Saint Keyne was the daughter of  King Brychan of Wales and his wife, […]

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