Monthly Archive: October, 2013

Pure at heart

I’m 88-and-a-half years old. Nearly 90! My secret is clean living, dear. I am happy-go-lucky in a respectable way. I eat healthily and never wear make up. I’ve always led a clean life.… Continue reading

Tragedy and Joy

I spent most of my life in the shipyard at Falmouth in the pipe shop – welding and making pipes from small bore copper ones to 16 inch diameter ones. There were 3000… Continue reading

Picturing the storm

I was crouching on the stormy shore trying to catch an image of the windblown shallows when I heard a yell from behind me, turned, and discovered I was about to get swamped… Continue reading

First shoes

These are Bea’s first shoes, and she’s just taken her first steps on sand. She was a bit wobbly, but she does like sand. She likes trying to eat it. She takes one… Continue reading

Porthtowan Planky

  I started using these kind of bodyboards 50 years ago. You can only go waist deep with one of these because you can’t float on them like you can a boogie board.… Continue reading


It is rare (never) that we feature a guest photograph here on One & All, but this one was a bit too good to miss. It arrived in the inbox of our Facebook… Continue reading

Dad skills

Adam and Darcey .


I’m part of a couple of circuses round Cornwall – Swamp Circus and Herd Circus. I was in panto with my parents when I was tiny, so I’m used to performing. I did… Continue reading

B.M. Piddock

I’m a Kent man and will always be a Kent man – just like a Cornishman is always a Cornishman – but I’ve owned this shop for 34 years. Redruth town has got… Continue reading

Lift the spirits

“You could write, ‘this lady’s not all smiling and happy because she’s not long lost her husband.’ People will understand that, won’t they? I thought if I dyed my hair it might lift… Continue reading