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In the land of artists

In the land of artists
Post Date: July 7, 2017

As I look out over the island beach in St. Ives, Cornwall, my thoughts go back to those idyllic childhood summers which seemed to stretch into eternity as my two sisters and I ran around on the sand, splashing in and out of the water. My parents’ summers weren’t so carefree. After making tea and cooking breakfast on the primus[…]

In the land of tin mines
Post Date: June 25, 2017

Standing on the cliff top close to the disused Wheal Coates tin mine, my imagination drifts back to a time long past when the air was filled with the noise of the steam-driven engine pumping water from the 600 ft. shaft, and the shouts of the ‘bal maidens,’ the women who worked on the surface crushing copper ore into smaller[…]