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Cornwall County Memories

Cornwall County Memories

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Caption for Tintagel, 1895: The dramatic cliffs and ruined castle at Tintagel have been photographed from many angles over the years. Here we are looking from the 'island' back to the outer ward of the castle, with the access lane down the valley on the left. The building is now a café. The cliffside footpaths have since all changed as a result of rock falls over the intervening century. Another point of interest is the absence of the massive King Arthur's Castle Hotel, which was built soon afterwards on the headland to the left.

An extract from Cornwall County Memories.

Memories of Tintagel

In 1955 I was 11 years old, I lived in New York with my parents and my brother. My mother was from Scotland, she and my father had met when he was in medical school there. 1954 was my mother's first trip back to see her family since she had left them in July 1943. My brother and I fell in love with Britain and everything about (...Read full memory)

I was looking through pictures on the FF website of Cornwall, especially those of Helston & Tintagel. The picture of this church stirred an embarrassing memory… From the late ‘70’s to the new century, spent many Sumner hols at these Cornish villages. Arrived at them on a variety of transport, motor & pushbikes, hire (...Read full memory)

Having stayed with relatives at Port Quinn on Wednesday 12 September, we drove to Tintagel staying overnight in an hotel, just out of the town. We spent a wonderful Thursday in Tintagel and enjoyed a terrific time viewing this amazing building. So impressed were we that we have vowed to visit it again and again, for the (...Read full memory)

I have discovered that this hotel was owned by my 2nd cousin twice removed on my maternal side of the family. Mr Cyril and Mrs Grace Ayles are my ancestors. I discovered they owned this place from their probate listing. I found a newspaper report that Grace died from a long illness, but what I cannot find is a newspaper report (...Read full memory)

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