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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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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)
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
Saturday 26th November 2016: OCS Winter Festival at Saltash Methodist Chapel - details to follow in due course
Sadly, we record the death of