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Walter Hingston Prideaux (1806 – 1889)

Walter Hingston Prideaux (1806 – 1889)

Walter Hingston Prideaux (1806 – 1899)   I thought that I would write a short biography about Walter Prideaux who descended through the line of John and Sybell of Luson and the heir Hugh. It is because of an 1835 Mahogany Longcase Clock I own.  I descend

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Lady Clara Coltman Vyvyan 1885 – 1976 aka C C Rogers

Lady Clara Coltman Vyvyan 1885 – 1976  aka C C Rogers

  It only took opening and beginning to read the first chapter of The Old Place by C C Vyvyan before I was hooked. I have read everything of hers that I can get my hands on – several times and never tire of her words. Clara

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The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Southampton to New York to Portland

The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Southampton to New York to Portland

The Travels of John Prideaux. Southampton to New York to Portland.   July 7th. We were up at 5.30 am and had breakfast seven o’clock. At 7.30 we took carriage for Waterloo Station (a lovely summer morning) and arrived 8 am. 8.30 we left by train and

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The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Cornwall to London.

The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Cornwall to London.

The Travels of John Prideaux. 1900 London. July 1st Up at 7. Breakfast at 9, at 10.30 am we left for City Road Wesley Chapel. We rode from Pancreas Church to opposite Wesley Chapel Gate. For half an hour, we walked about the grave yard visiting the

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The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Cornwall Summer.

The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Cornwall Summer.

The Travels of John Prideaux. Cornwall during the Summer of 1900.   May 15th Arrived at Bristol 3.45 pm and left 4.10. The weather was good from Liverpool to Bristol and while in Liverpool. At 4pm we went through a long tunnel under the Severn River. At

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The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Liverpool to Cornwall

The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Liverpool to Cornwall

The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Liverpool to Cornwall.   May 12th We got up at 4.30 am had breakfast 5.30 and arrived at Liverpool 7 o’clock am. We saw Captain John Prideaux waiting on the wharf to receive us. At 8.30 we went ashore and quickly

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The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. New York to Liverpool aboard S S Lucania.

The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. New York to Liverpool aboard S S Lucania.

New York to Liverpool aboard Steam Ship Lucania   May 5th Breakfasted at 7.15 am. Took car at 8.15 for Steam Ship Lucania and went onboard 8.45 for Liverpool Our State rooms were opposite each other and very comfortable. We sat first table all the way across

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The Travels of John Prideaux through the U.S. and the U.K. in 1900

The Travels of John Prideaux through the U.S. and the U.K. in 1900

The journal is the property of Pamela Prideaux of Portland, Oregon and her family.  I have permission to copy it here and allow some fascinating insights into the means of travel in the year 1900. Pamela is the granddaughter of George Prideaux who stayed behind in Portland

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An Baner Kernewek February 2017

An Baner Kernewek February 2017

    Featured in this month’s An Baner Kernewek /Cornish Banner The Cornish Banner / An Baner Kernewek is Cornwall’s foremost cultural magazine. Now in its 41st year and having reached No. 167 it is the land’s longest running serious quarterly. As well as providing up-to-date commentary on

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Daphne du Maurier and her Cornish properties

Daphne du Maurier and her Cornish properties

Daphne du Maurier (1907 – 1989) and her Cornish properties. Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE, first saw Fowey in 1923 while descending Bodinnick Hill during a search for a holiday home with her parents. The family had taken many holidays in Cornwall and Daphne had

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An Baner Kernewek – The Cornish Banner

An Baner Kernewek – The Cornish Banner

There is another article in the November 2016 issue of An Baner Kernewek. This is a feature about Tywardreath Priory which can also be read on this site. An Baner Kernewek – The Cornish Banner is also known as the voice of the Cornish People.    

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Tywardreath Priory

Tywardreath Priory

Tywardreath Priory There is no current visible trace of Tywardreath Priory. There have been recent attempts by the local people of Tywardreath to find it again using modern means. But it has been so flattened and all top stones and other artefacts taken away over the centuries,

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The Great Fire of London 1666

The Great Fire of London 1666

Life in England in the 1600’s beautifully animated. The Bishop and the Witch.

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Mulfra Vean New Mill Cornwall

Mulfra Vean New Mill Cornwall

In 1790 Robert Prowse was born in Paul, just outside Penzance. He married Grace who was born in 1800 and they had seven children. William, Grace, Robert. Margaret, Susanna, Jane and Elizabeth. They worked on the land. His brother William also had a family and settled in

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Karate and Death

Karate and Death

  A friend brought this video to my attention shortly after he uploaded it to YouTube. My father and brother (both black belts) are on this clip which was broadcast on the local news back in 1991. They ran the karate club along with a couple of

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