S01 Episode 09: George Kerswell Sheaff and the HMS Ganges with Amy Lilwall
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, devout life with a long career in the navy. The last ship his served in was the HMS Ganges, which spent decades in moored in Mylor, training young men. What can we learn from the story of George Sheaff? What do we know of the HMS Ganges? And how did Falmouth Cemetery secure the consecration of part of its land?