Life from a Rectory on Bodmin Moor  

Life from a Rectory on Bodmin Moor  

by Revd Canon Sherry Bryan My family and I had always holidayed in Cornwall. By the late ‘70s my brother had lived in West Cornwall for many years, so we knew it in all seasons of the year. Usually we camped in the westernmost part at the same site every year and...
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...
Peter Coats Hutton

Peter Coats Hutton

Peter Hutton and his wife and two sons, John and Patrick, lived in St Breward and Patrick’s prep school friends were delighted by the address on Patrick’s weekly letter to his mother: Mrs Peter Hutton Fellover St Breward nr Bodmin! There is a memorial brass to Peter...

Nellie’s memories

The life story of Mrs Nellie Marshall of Wenford Cottage, St Breward At the age of 82, Mrs Nellie Marshall of Wenford Cottage, St Breward, decided to write her life story. Some 19 pages of foolscap paper – spanning four generations. All has been faithfully...

St. Breward Women’s Institute

1928 The first official meeting of the St. Breward WI was on 13 July 1928. An attempt had been made to start some months earlier, but owing to lack of support it was decided to postpone the opening. Mrs Dawe, the school master’s wife, had suggested this new branch and...