12 May 2003 09:16
Cornwall for the emmetttttts!!!!!!
Well this John chap does have a point of course. All this NIMCBYism about people from up country. Well this particular saintly person was/is born and bred in the "Home Counties" that unique area sitting between half a dozen motorways and airports. However, having taken an interest in all things Cornish (inc that rather weird language) since I first through my saintly toys out of the saint carrier I have never had a problem when escaping to my spiritual homeland. The fact that I probably know more about Cornwall, Cornish History, Cornish Folklore (a favourite, I wonder if Dr PP would let me do a PhD)than a lot of the modern locals may help. However, why do people go to West Penwith and particularly St Ives. It is because IT IS a quaint fishing village with old houses and a real history. Visitors want to meet local people, preferably those that still have a local accent and whose family have lived there since us Saintly ones got interested in Belerion. The whole culture of England is breaking down. The last bastions of what made Gt Britain great are now Wales, Scotland (oh my Sainted Aunt!!) and Cornwall. Keep the character, keep the "local" and keep out all those who want to make it an extension of Slough (Betjeman had the right idea there)- - As for the website - change it and a curse of Saintly magnitude will descend on you and yours until the Doom Bar and the Wreckers turn to Double Diamond - - Yours in Saintly Brotherhood - Winwaloe
12 May 2003 16:16
I think it was the main character in the Thomas Covenant books by Stephen
Donaldson who said something to the effect that the worst thing you can do to
someone is to take away something they love and then give it back to them .....
13 May 2003 09:17
when they cleared the "slums" was this the same time that they burnt so much of Alfred Wallis's possessions? Got that one right didn't they (not)!!! - You are quite right in what you say. The intrinsic beauty of Cornwall, particularly West Penwith and St Ives is bound within a throwback to another age. It can be thousands of years or perhaps just 20. If/when I move to West Penwith I am afraid I will be up there with the "for God's sake don't change/spoil/ruin that brigade. I know that some of the indigenous Cornish want to make it a very modern County/Country. Shining office blocks, tall towers in Cambourne and lots of modern housing. But does Milton Keynes really belong in Cornwall? I think Cornwall is better without it. Perhaps the modernise and be damned brigade should move out to Milton Keynes or Slough and leave Cornwall to those who appreciate it for what it really is - Of course, following the idea that Cornwall only really begins in Penzance I suppose they could move East but stay the right side of the Tamar? Keep up the good work!
13 May 2003 12:09
Probably. Sounds about right.
13 May 2003 15:58
Yes but what about the fabulous girl in the clever wiggly thing!!??
13 May 2003 21:55
14 May 2003 08:50
Ah ha your memory fails you!!! - I was alluding to the angelic young lady serving in a food establishment not far from a certain pub of great repute!!! -
14 May 2003 16:01
Ah yes, of course .....
15 May 2003 09:52
Hire for the pub - and order another 1000 pints
15 May 2003 11:44
On our way.
15 May 2003 17:56
That was hire not hi !!
16 May 2003 09:47
Too late. We revelled (and maltesered) all night.
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