Category Archives: Features

Cornish Memories

– By Tom Bowden: This article was first published in the summer 2011 edition of This England Magazine and it is published again here for a wider readership. So I…

James Ruse: Part 2 – Extraordinary Times

By Chris Dunkerley – In Part 1 we read of Cornish born man James Ruse convicted of theft, transported on the First Fleet landing at Sydney Cove in January. A…

James Ruse: Part 1 – Cornish Convict

By Chris Dunkerley – Introduction: When the First Fleet landed at Sydney Cove in January 1788 having spent many months sailing from England, ingenuity was a cargo much needed –…

Cornish shine at Pan-Celtic

by Anne Kennedy Truscott The 41st International Pan Celtic Festival, Carlow, Ireland Last week the town of Carlow in Ireland was festooned in Celtic flags, placards, banners and bunting to…

The South East Corner of Cornwall

– by Tom Bowden This article is about a journey from Cremyll Point in Plymouth Sound to Looe many years ago. I have drawn a rough map of the area…

The Hamoaze

– by Tom Bowden I was born in Torpoint on the River Tamar and across the river from Plymouth. My Sketch of the River Tamar shows that the part of…

A Cornish Settlement

On the afternoon of Sunday 18 December, 2011 members of the small local rural community and a few Cornish from much further a-field will again gather at the Byng Uniting…

Rev. Robert Stephen Hawker

by Tom Bowden – Robert Stephen Hawker was born on 3rd December 1803 in Plymouth and he was the son of a doctor. Robert then went on to Oxford University…

Cornish Britons won their future at the battle of Hehil?

Cornish Britons won their future at the battle of Hehil – by Rob Simmons In the beginning of the eighth century, the old British Celtic kingdom of Dumnonia was in…

My Torpoint Bomb

by Tom Bowden – During the blitz on Plymouth in 1941 I found a bomb and then I lost it. That was 70 years ago and I thought it was…