I have always been proud to be Cornish by birth, even though my allegiance these days belongs much more to Scotland. Today was a special day with the opportunity to visit my place of birth and the house we lived in for the first few months of my life. Of course I remember very little of this since we left just short of six months after my birth. The residual memory that I have relates to the dog that joined us in Redruth – Friday – but more of him in a later post.
I also got a chance to visit Carn View, the house that we lived in while in Cornwall. It is now lived in by Helen and Alan, who have been there for 16 years. The earliest pictures of me are less than a month after I was born and were taken in the back garden of Carn View. The garden (and hedges) have now gone to be replaced by some aviaries and concrete. Helen and Alan were kind enough to host me for an hour or so and provide Sweaty) me with a cup of tea and a water refill. Some details of the house have not changed.
After these visits, I went “backwards” to Camborne to get an annoying clicking noise on my bike looked at. I thoroughly recommend Aldridge Cycles who looked at, tightened a couple of bolts, but considered it likely that the bottom bracket was giving way. This apparently is not catastrophic, but I might work on getting the bike booked in for a replacement later in the trip. This service was free.
Then it was onwards. I had missed lunch, but decided to stop off for an early Cornish Cream Tea – a must when in the county. Todays total 60.1 km, running total: 181 km. 21 bathtubs in fields – running total: 23.
In May/June 2019, I am cycling the length on Britain, visiting all the places that I have lived and a few friends along the way. This is a charity ride aimed to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK and the Spinal Injuries Association. I will also have fun looking for various features along the way and exploring the meaning of memory
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2 thoughts on “Redruth, my birth place”
Lots of fine photos wonderful that the tiles in the hallway still there.
The tea looks great