Tag Archives: history

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 Celts exist, says Prof Peter Beresford Ellis

The Celtic Nations, 1961- 2011, a Sea Change? Some personal views, by Professor Peter Beresford Ellis Below is the text of the presentation about the Celtic League which was prepared…

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…

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…

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