Welcome to my website and blog.

An excellent addition to Cornwall’s literary landscape ~ @CornishStuff

A Cornish writer-for-hire, specialising in:

~ Social history

~ Social unrest

~ Crime

~ The Industrial Revolution and Mining

~ Cornish culture

~ Genealogy

~ Sport

Fore Street, Redruth, 1870s. From Kresen Kernow, ref. corn0584

Are you:


Or do you:

Live in Cornwall?

And are you:
King Edward Mine, Troon, 1892. Source: Kresen Kernow, ref. corn02343

Interested in history?


Contact/commission me if…
  • You are an editor for an historical journal.
  • Require an article/essay on Cornish history.
  • Have an event from Cornwall’s past you would like investigated.
  • Have an historical incident from your Cornish town/village that you want researched.
  • Would like your Cornish sporting club’s history researched and/or written.
  • Require assistance with your Family Tree.


The Food Riots of 1847: Reader’s Responses:

  • as always very very interesting…
  • Absolutely mind blowing…why aren’t we taught this in school?
  • So much I was never told when a child in Redruth…
  • Your articles are so educating…
  • it’s absolutely amazing reading about our history…

Many thanks to all of you!

In Search of An Gof: Recent Responses:

My quartet of posts on the topic of An Gof divided opinion…

…well balanced and fair…Excellent, well-written, and thought provoking…Thanks for your research. I’m interested…Love this…

…I am disgusted…I am less than impressed…

Thanks to all for reading!

Blog contents:

Hellfire Corner: Redruth: The Cornish Food Riots, Part Four, 30/1/22

The Fugitive: James Jewell: A Prologue to Part Five of The Cornish Food Riots, 5/2/22

Trouble in Clay Country: The Food Riots of 1847, Part Five, 6/2/22

About my work

“…strong and rumbustiousmeticulously researched…a fascinating account…a great site…”