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In the mid-1850s, William Stevens Bilkie was working as a mail coach guard from Falmouth to Plymouth. The arrival of the train to Cornwall in 1859 would bring an end to his job, bu...

Legend has it that Irish Jewish Countess Ellen Odette Cuffe requested that her hand was joined with her husband’s when she was buried in Falmouth Cemetery in 1933. Is there truth i...

On April 10 1912, the Titanic sailed from Southampton. A few Cornish passengers were on board, including deck engineer Henry Philip Creese, memorialised in Falmouth Cemetery. How w...

In 1866 Winifred Freeman is born into a family of Lamorna Granite Merchants. She would go on to challenge conventions and earn her living as a painter. We talk to Glyn Winchester f...

In 1917, Cabin Boy Chung Shin is on a trip from Singapore to Portishead when a U-boat attacks the S.S. Sequoya. It is the middle of World War I and the UK, overwhelmed by the great...

After a short illness for which she sought healing at a spa in Falmouth, Mary Monk passed away and was buried in the Falmouth Cemetery. She was the first female sanitary inspector ...

In the Falmouth Cemetery, a family grave holds Sir John Gay Newton Alleyne, 3rd Baronet of Four Hills, Barbados. The Alleyne family's sugar plantation in Barbados was maintained by...

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On The Hill is a new podcast which brings you stories about Cornish cemeteries and those buried there. Each episode reassembles the life of someone departed and the history of the ...