brewyon us gesys na vo kellys travyth"
(Gather up the fragments that
are left that nothing be lost.)
The Organisation for those
who love Cornwall.
A worldwide link
for all those who
love Cornwall both at home and abroad.
to Cornwallcast! The FOCS is delighted to bring you Sounds
- Voices - Events - that allow you to listen to a flavour of home direct to your computer, wherever you are!
of the offerings that follow are a small part of a huge audio archive – the
joint collections of Cornish Bards Ted Gundry and Chris Blount whose
broadcasts were regularly heard between 1970 and 2003. In some cases,
the material has not been broadcast, so you’re hearing it first here
on Cornwallcast! Some of the content forms part of the broadcasters’
productions which are available for purchase and an appropriate link
sure to tune in regularly – Cornwallcast will be updated and added
to from time to time.
and Chris regularly give talks to Old Cornwall Societies and others.
Here are their contact details:
Click on photo to send Ted an e-mail
Click on photo to send Chris an e-mail
recordings come from broadcast both at home and abroad and also from
items found on You tube. If you find anything on the Web which you
feel we should be featuring then send the URL to me at
cases a link will take you to the broadcasters web page just click on
your back button to return to this site.
"Cemetery Tourists" broadcast on Sunday
25th March 2012.ABC
Open producer Jane Curtis takes a stroll through Bendigo cemetery with
Libby and Tom Luke, and learns about grave etiquette, how to read
tombstones, and what makes these tombstone tourists tick.
Arthur Anstis on the crowds who used the
trains, Reg Hawker on the catering arrangements at Newquay, Michael
Craddick on his father's job at Liskeard and Stephen Jeffery,
Stationmaster at Chacewater...
The following video has been
loaded up to You Tube by Alan of "Steamclips" and below are
his comments that go with the film. My thanks to him for allowing me to
embed it on this site.Editor.
Proving what good teamwork can achieve in the right hands, 5029, 6024
and their crews put on a show to be proud of through Cornwall &
Devon on the return leg of this GWR celebration tour. As the warm summer
weather continues, the signal technician does me a big favour by closing
the down line at Wainsford in the Glynn valley. A new day (and a new
coal supply?) seems to have made all the difference as the pair charge
up the climb from Bodmin Parkway to Liskeard with 271 miles still to go.
After an on-time arrival and water stop at Plymouth, Hemerdon is tackled
in similar positive fashion, clothing the gallery on the bridge with a
fine covering of clag for good measure! Finally, in very difficult light
conditions and summer heat haze we see that these two wonders of GWR
design are not just climbers, but sprinters as they hit maximum
permitted speed through Stoke Canon after the Exeter stop-over. Two days
of great filming opportunities in unbelievable weather and something to
really celebrate! Thanks to all involved.
"Obby Oss &
us welcome in the summer with a visit to Padstow for "Obby
Charlie Bate of Padstow
sings the Morning song 25/09/ 2007
April is the month that we in Cornwall
celebrate the life of Richard Trevithick. The main event takes place
in Camborne on the week-end of the 24th and 25th. Below we add
our bit to the celebration with a documentary made by Chris Blount in
1989. We hope you enjoy it.
The Horses Stood Still.....(A
documentary on the life of Richard Trevithick, broadcast 29/4/89)
documentary was made by Chris Blount for Trevithick Day in 1989. It
includes acted scenarios written by the producer and voiced by amateur
actors and children from Penponds School.
The Life of
Richard Trevithick Part One
from Rosemellin School, Camborne and Penponds School.
Climax Male Voice Choir
of early steam engines before Trevithick.Boulton & Watt rivalry.
following three tapes are from the Ted Gundry collection with the
first being an examples of the Cornish dialect and humour in the
St Just / Pendeen area. The second item is from Mevagissey in the East
of Cornwall and the third was recorded at Delabole in the North.
Warren and Billie Walters of Pendeen talk about miners’ boots.Thick
accents and very entertaining!
month we will feature Music from musicians / singers who live
and work in Cornwall. This month Ian Marshall from Liskeard has given
permission to place four pieces from his CD's for you to listen to.
has a number of CD's featuring mainly traditional Cornish music and some of
his own compositions and you can find them on his web site.
April 24th sees the
Trevithick Celebrations in Camborne. This song sung by Ian Marshall
tells the story of the first car journey in the world. It is called
"Camborne Hill" and is taken from Ian's 24 Traditional Cornish
This forth piece
was written by our Folksong and Music Recorder Merv Davey.
The work was for a Folk
Play called "Hard Rock Miner" toured by the Cornish Folk
Dance Group Cam Kernewek to the Celtic Festivals in the late 1980s -
telling the story of Hard Rock mining in Cornwall through
the medium of folk song and dance.
video below compliments the Trevithick tapes from Chris. Hopefully
some of you will be able to make it to Camborne for the celebrations
of the 24th of April. This video gives you a taste of what has become
a very successful event.
200th anniversary celebrations in Camborne 2001