The Armstrong Family

The Armstrong Family

The Armstrong family is descended from the Border Reivers who lived mostly lawless lives on the border between England and Scotland between the 13th and 17th centuries.  Our Armstrongs originated in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and then some time...
The St. Breward ‘Bheys’

The St. Breward ‘Bheys’

Original History by Trevor Ternouth 1986 Ralph and Roy Kerslake with Trevor Ternouth, their second cousin, started meeting for lunchtime meals around 1986. Ralph, who lived in Torquay, had to come to Liskeard for his monthly Masonic Lodge meetings. Roy lived at...

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...