Tag Archives: Cornwall

Silver River by Virginia Spiers, with paintings by Mary Martin

I’ve been waiting for this for a while and today my copy arrived, and it was worth the wait – it’s a lovely book, published by the Tamar Valley AONB. Virginia Spiers has been writing Guardian Country Diaries since 1994, … Continue reading

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The Lanhydrock Atlas – a window into seventeenth century Cornwall

I don’t expect lots of people are as enthused with this book as I am, but for anyone with an interest in Cornwall, landscape history, history and archaeology generally, and maps (old maps especially) (me, for instance), this book is … Continue reading

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Silver River by Virginia Spiers & Mary Martin

I always look forward to Virginia Spiers’s Country Diary articles in The Guardian, and am always particularly pleased when they describe her native Tamar Valley, as this is an area I am very fond of. I also look forward to … Continue reading

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CBA Weekend: Cornish Mines and Engines, King Edward Mine and the Great Flat Lode

Yesterday was prehistoric, but Sunday in the Council for British Archaeology’s Cornwall weekend started with a series of presentations on the archaeology of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site at the National Trust’s Cornish Mines and … Continue reading

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CBA Weekend: Bodmin Moor: Craddock’s Moor, Stowe’s Pound, Hurlers …

Yesterday is here. Making a slight detour in the journey from my hotel in Newquay to Minions on Bodmin Moor, I drove through the China clay area, passing vast tips of clay waste and lakes filling the holes in the … Continue reading

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CBA Weekend: Lanhydrock;Truro’s Architecture, and Historic Landscape Characterisation in Cornwall

Unfortunately, after my first night had good HDSPA reception enabling me to use my mobile broadband, subsequent nights (in Newquay and Whiddon Down) have only managed a ‘good’ GPRS, which is only useful for emails and slow browsing, so I … Continue reading

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