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On the 14th of May 1940 Jewish Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker and his family are trying to escape the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands by sea on the cargo ship S.S. Bodegrave...

In the 1920s and 1930s the town of Penryn, Conrwall, was renowned for its boxing scene. A young local boy, Roy Coote, pursued his interest in the sport to help support his family. ...

On May 1841 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Charles Napier Hemy is born. He would spend his early life trying to decide if his calling was in the church, at sea or in the service of art. B...

On November 1899, a man jumps off a yacht to save someone who has fallen into the water. His name was George Kerswell Sheaff, from Portwrinkle, Cornwall, and he had led a quiet, de...

On September 1933, the legendary Polish frigate Dar Pomorza left Gdynia on its winter trip to check on Polish colonies with shores on the Atlantic. All but one of its 56 cadets wou...

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...

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