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Post by DavebytheSea » Sat May 06, 2006 10:08 pm

But it says it not for you! :(
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Post by englishangel » Sat May 06, 2006 10:10 pm

because I don't have a website.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Sat May 06, 2006 10:12 pm

Cor blimey!, Bronwen - that's a bit deep! Life, alas, is filled with broken links. There is Cornish hymn "Will your anchor hold?" Never again will I sing it with the firm assurance that I have hitherto - for if the 404 should intrude ..... what then?

Can I link with the Master - or is he 404 as well?
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Post by DavebytheSea » Sat May 06, 2006 10:14 pm

englishangel wrote:because I don't have a website.
Well you must get one then, my dear .... you are at the moment a button short and that, for a girl, surely presages disaster.
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Post by englishangel » Sat May 06, 2006 10:22 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:Cor blimey!, Bronwen - that's a bit deep! Life, alas, is filled with broken links. There is Cornish hymn "Will your anchor hold?" Never again will I sing it with the firm assurance that I have hitherto - for if the 404 should intrude ..... what then?

Can I link with the Master - or is he 404 as well?
Cornish?

I googled the first line and there are mentions of it from all over the world. It isn't in my 'Songs of Praise' though.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Sat May 06, 2006 10:27 pm

Cornish miners took their hymns as well as their skills all over the world. Don't forget modern mining started here with Newcomen and Watt using their engines to pump out the deep lodes running under the sea and Richard Trevithick providing the earliest locomotion. Even today, the School of Mines in Camborne is the world's leading centre for teaching mining technology. We know more about tunnels than anyone! :wink:

It is so sad that South Crofty closed last year bringing to an end a history of tin extraction that has lasted for over 2000 years. Why, Joseph of Arimethea brought the boy Jesus to the Roseland here before they went on to Glastonbury! The Phoenician bell in the church is itself said to be about 2000 years old and when the rest of you succumbed to the pagan Saxons, we alone kept the flame of Christianity alive in Britain. Old Joseph was a wealthy tin merchant much respected in these parts which for so long produced the bulk of the world's tin.

My church of St Mylor has been a place of Christian worship in continuous use since 410AD
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Post by englishangel » Sat May 06, 2006 10:34 pm

Well you learn something new every day.

All that on the NE OB Society.
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Post by AKAP » Sun May 07, 2006 9:33 am

DavebytheSea wrote:Why, Joseph of Arimethea brought the boy Jesus to the Roseland here before they went on to Glastonbury! The Phoenician bell in the church is itself said to be about 2000 years old and when the rest of you succumbed to the pagan Saxons, we alone kept the flame of Christianity alive in Britain. Old Joseph was a wealthy tin merchant much respected in these parts which for so long produced the bulk of the world's tin.

I spent part of last summer exploring family history on the Roseland peninsula (Veryan and Gorran) and can confirm the religious connection. As they say in the Cotswolds .
"God's own country, yuth."

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Post by englishangel » Sun May 07, 2006 10:51 am

My husband claims Yorkshire is 'God's own country'.
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Post by AKAP » Sun May 07, 2006 12:27 pm

englishangel wrote:My husband claims Yorkshire is 'God's own country'.
He can't have visited the Roseland peninsula yet.

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Post by J.R. » Sun May 07, 2006 12:45 pm

AKAP wrote:
englishangel wrote:My husband claims Yorkshire is 'God's own country'.
He can't have visited the Roseland peninsula yet.
............. or 'leafy Surrey !
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Post by adlop » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:35 pm

So over a year later and no drinkies.....anyone still around the north east?

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Post by DavebytheSea » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:07 pm

AKAP wrote:
englishangel wrote:My husband claims Yorkshire is 'God's own country'.
He can't have visited the Roseland peninsula yet.
Absolutely, or better still, Flushing and Mylor just across the Carrick Roads.
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Re: North East England Old Blues

Post by oiref » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:11 am

Left in 1980 and living in Sunderland what went wrong?

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Re: North East England Old Blues

Post by AKAP » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:10 pm

Nothing ever came of the first attempt to get NEOB's up and running but I am meeting up with 5h17shoveller on 24th Jan to discuss the possibilities. I have contacted Margaret at CHOBA so maybe this second time we will get something off the ground.
Watch this space, as they say.

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