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'Kuntellewgh an brewyon eus gesys na vo kellys travyth'

(Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost)


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Books which may be of interest CYBB Summer 2015 A fiery slice of St Ives - Midsummer Bonfire 2015

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A maritime slice of St Ives by Tony Mason Southern Sons of Cwll Sept 2015 Map Truro - Bert Biscoe Trura - Bert Biscoe

The Defence of looe


For the port of Looe there has been a new fortification raised, and three 24-pounders are mounted and point through their embrasures to the mouth of the harbour. Sergeant Anderson, of the Maker Artillery, has the place

in his care, and there is a Volunteer Corps of 59 stalwart Comishmen who, in two or three weeks, weather permitting, will take their place at the great guns. This is a good corps for so small a population.


(WB 12 October 1860)


N Z Soc of Genealogists Spring 2015 A ghostly slice of St Ives wrecks on Carbis Bay Beach by Tony Mason Taves an Tir No. 15 They gave their lives for country & St Ives - Tony Mason Tea treats - Cedric Appleby 2015 Winter Festival WSGraham - Give me your Painting Hand by David Whittaker - 2015 (1) MAGA - December 2015 ICS Dec 2015 img284

An Oswald Pryor cartoon from a 1965 copy of Cornish Magazine

Professor Charles Thomas

I have just been rung by Charles’s wife Jessica and son Martyn to say that Charles passed away peacefully last night with his family by his bedside. Although his voice has been weak and he has been frail of late, he did not take to his bed until only a few days ago. It was typical of Charles that he had a bed set up in his wonderful library ! At 88 he had never spent a day in hospital!

I understand that there will be a small family funeral and this may be followed with a memorial service in due course. Charles was an important friend and colleague for many of us, and his passing is like losing a Cornish Giant. There will no doubt be many opportunities to talk about his life but in the meantime Jessica and the family have asked that we should let others in our various societies and organisations that knew Charles know of his

The Thomas family address is: Lambessow, St Clement, Truro. TR1 1TB


Nicholas Johnson

London Cornish Association Spring 2016 The Cornish Made Bendigo Wendron by John Desmond Hicks and submitted by Tom Luke Trelawny controversy St Buryan Churchyard Cross March 2016 Cornish News NZ Summer 2016 Ballarat April 2016

Saturday 26th November 2016: OCS Winter Festival at Saltash Methodist Chapel - details to follow in due course

Three Hares mystery Find a Speaker Launceston in Devon John Smeaton

Sadly, we record the death of


13894542-large Cornish Assoc NSW Apr-May Gorsedh Proclamation 2016 at St Keverne 3rd June - Camborne Band with Dalla Concert Kevren April 2016 Swords into Ploughshares