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Great Great Grandfather’s Snuff Box

Well, at least I think it’s a snuff box, but it may well be a pin tin, and that’s not the least of the unanswered questions surrounding this little box. About half a century ago (ouch!) I went to stay with an ‘honorary’ aunt, at least I presume she was...

Cornish Miners on Sark

When I heard the song ‘The Silverlode of Sark’ by Tom Bliss [1], it intrigued me. Tom admits that he wrote it only from the stories he’d heard on Sark about the mine, so I decided to do some research, although the story of the mine itself is already documented. My...