Posts from June 2014

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Sea View Time Machine: #3 Gyllyngvase Beach

In the mid-1800's cornwall was the world's leading producer of tin, with over 2,000 mines in operation and over 30% of its male population working in them. Sadly, with rising competition from abroad this would not last and the next 50 years saw devastating decline in th…read more


Sea View Time Machine: #2 Mount's Bay

Littered with jagged reefs and hidden sand banks, mount’s bay has long been the toil of seafarers. Some local fishermen even claim that on a calm day the carcasses of sunken vessels can be observed on the sea floor. Needless to say, the role of the rnli (royal national …read more


Sea View Time Machine: #1 Helford River

Today we know and love helford river for its picturesque thatched cottages, hidden creeks and the abundance of sailing boats seen zigzagging along it. However, this peaceful estaury once played a vital role in a particularly important story.read more