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Welcome to The Primitive Cornish Hovel. A place where I will share my love of prim, vintage, family history, many interests & everyday life. I hope to show you a glimpse of a bygone age through the history of my family & the many 'treasures' I hold dear. Mixed in with this will be snippets of life today. Do drop in again for a visit to see what is happening at 'The Hovel'. Comments are welcomed.

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Saturday, 14 June 2008

Penpol Road Today


After showing the vintage picture of Penpol Road I realized that I did not have one of how it looked today, so I decided yesterday that as the sun was shining I would take one. Armed with my trusted camera off I went, all of 3 minutes down the road....Finding the correct position to stand so I could get a similar image I was ready, only problem was I was standing in the road itself...not good in this day and age!!!. Then my middle-aged brain clicked!...stand on the path, take a photograph of the entire road and technology being what it is crop to size later...brilliant....I bet the Edwardian photographer didn’t have this problem, all he would have to worry about was dodging the cattle dung!!!....Well having cropped and chopped and reduced I came up with what you see here. I did try the ‘Old Photo’ look but thought no, the sun doesn’t shine that often so why not show Penpol Road on a good day....

Ok the sign has replaced the charming children, the cars the cattle dung (that's a good thing!), garden walls have been painted, house walls taken back to stone & plastic windows replace sash (that's not a good thing!) but the essence of 98 years ago is still there. And what do you think of that beautiful tree? Mind you I didn't think it was so beautiful in March this year, ask my friends at A Passion for Primitives....'March winds will blow and we will have snow'......we didn't have snow but we sure had wind, well gales actually with lots of rain... I'm not saying the tree was moving as such but dancing a jig should give you some idea and yes my house is directly oposite it...'TIMBER'...hehe
If you want to see what I mean about the rough weather we had in March check out this link....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/image_galleries/storms_march2008_gallery.shtml?1

There are some dramatic images of the sea at it's best in a storm.....Cute one though on page 68 of a swan gliding down a street...That's all for now....lol...

6 comments:

Annette said...

Hi Chrissy, you are so lucky to live in Cornwall!
Your new blog is looking good and I'm going to visit again.( I'm new to this too!)
We spend lots of holidays in your part of the world and I love the folklore( I made a book about Skillywidden), the coastline, well everything not to mention scones and clotted cream. . .

KernowWitch said...

Hi Annette, great to see you here, thanks for dropping by. If I'd known you were visiting I'd have had a cream tea waiting for you...
Yes I am lucky living here & if you come again we must meet up. Would love to hear more about Skillywidden, what a great name....lol..Chrissy x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing a 'today' photo Chrissy. I love the fact that it really hasn't changed in 98 years..oh as you can tell, i'm not big on change..lol..and that's why i don't really cope in todays worl..it all moves too fast for me..lol..
luv Ann.xx

KernowWitch said...

It is great to find that some places have survived to tell a tale...I'm with you Ann, lets slow down and enjoy the simple things in life...lol..Hugs Chrissy x

Annette said...

Hi Chrissy, here's the gen on Skillywidden. A furze cutter living near Zennor found a little person(a.k.a. Fairy) asleep in the Gorse.Took him home and looked after him. He promised to lead the man to hidden crocs of gold, but ran away when his 'Mammy' came looking for him.(It's a better story than that but I've condensed it, sort of!)
May I modestly suggest you take a peek at my blog where you can see the book I made.
Might be heading Kernow bound in September, perhaps we'll get that cream tea?Bye for now Annette

KernowWitch said...

Hi Annette, thanks for that. I like the sound of your book. I popped over to your blog, you do some beautiful magical work. I did an Embroidery City & Guild Course in Nottingham 1992/93 but unfortunately had to live after 18 months due to illness. Your work certainly reflects your experience. Hope you don't mind but I've added your blog to my list of favs.
Would love to meet up when you come to Kernow next...Hugs Chrissy x