Category Archives: Features

Cry of Tin to Shake Rag Alley – ’twas Cornish Cousins!

– ONE of the wonderful things about being of Cornish birth or ancestry is that (almost everywhere) in this wide world the sun never sets on a Pasty!  … Or…

Come to Cornwall!

‘Come to Cornwall’, By Tom Bowden – In 2008 I tried to get an article in the Readers Column of Golf Monthly magazine. There was a small prize but the…

On The River Tamar

By Tom Bowden I was born in Torpoint on the River Tamar in 1929 and spent much of my youth messing around in boats on the river. The Tamar stretches…

The Carews of Antony House

The sad story of Alexander and John Carew

The Plymouth Blitz in 1941

By Tom Bowden I was ten years old when the war started on 3rd September 1939 and I was a schoolboy living in Torpoint on the Cornish side of the…

Torpoint – An 18th Century New Town

by Tom Bowden Most Cornishmen will recognise Torpoint as that Cornish town on the banks of the River Tamar where you wait for the ferry before tasting the pleasures of…

J. & T. Bowden: Boat Builders of Porthleven

Tom Bowden talks about his great-grandfather’s Porthleven boat building business, an emigration to Australia and a reunion in 1989.

Memories: Charles Causley CBE

Tom Bowden reflects on meeting Cornish poet Charles Causley CBE, and one of his fans, actor and TV presenter Leslie Crowther