Where was that cottage?

St Breward History Group was approached via its website by the husband of a lady in poor health – they had been reminiscing about a holiday they had had in a cottage named Venn back in 1985. They thought it was in St Breward and sent a photo of the cottage taken at...
30 Years Ago!

30 Years Ago!

Members of the St Breward snooker club took part in a 24 Hour Snooker Marathon on 21-22 June 1991.  Funds were donated to The Air Ambulance and The Cavitron Fund at Derriford Hospital.  L-R: Arthur Cobbett,  Mike Sutton,  Martin (Chiefy) Yeo,  Noel Smith,  Robert...
Bolatherick, St Breward, 1946

Bolatherick, St Breward, 1946

This month’s contribution is courtesy of Florence Walkey, who kindly donated this picture of her farm at Bolatherick. Florence’s father William John Keast is leading (being led by?) his prize bull across the rain-soaked yard watched by the family goat and pony.   I’d...
The Statue of Baden-Powell

The Statue of Baden-Powell

De Lank mason Hedley (Ted) Methven and sculptor Donald Potter working on the statue of Robert Baden-Powell in the late 1950s. Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell was a British Army officer, writer, and founder of the world-wide Boy Scout Movement. The statue was...
Beattie Well Tank at Helland Crossing

Beattie Well Tank at Helland Crossing

This 1950s photo from Robert Darlaston shows a Beattie Well Tank Locomotive, no 30587, at Helland crossing in the late 1950s. The Beattie Well Tank is a class of British steam locomotive built between 1863 and 1875 for use on passenger services in the suburbs of...