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Cornish writer and blogger Elizabeth Dale takes us to some of Cornwall's hidden places and untold stories.

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Cornish writer and blogger Elizabeth Dale takes us to some of Cornwall's hidden places and untold stories.

    38. Who was St Piran?

    38. Who was St Piran?

    With so many saints in Cornwall to choose from why is St Piran our patron saint and why do we celebrate him on the 5th March each year?

    • 13 min
    37. Martha Blewett's Monument

    37. Martha Blewett's Monument

    Up until 1923 a granite cross stood beside the road between Mousehole and Paul. This episode looks into the story behind this monument, sketched by the artist Turner, dedicated to an elderly fishwife called Martha Blewett. Why was it erected in the 1790s? And what were the strange circumstances that led to its removal so many years later?

    • 24 min
    36. John Edward Allen - Escaped Broadmoor Murderer hiding in Cornwall

    36. John Edward Allen - Escaped Broadmoor Murderer hiding in Cornwall

    In 1947 John Edward Allen, the "Mad Parson", escaped from Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital and went on the run. Discover how this convicted murderer ended up working as a waiter in a secluded Cornish hotel and how he then remained at large for almost two years . . .

    • 26 min
    35. A Couple of Cornish Ghost Stories

    35. A Couple of Cornish Ghost Stories

    As we head towards Halloween I explore two of my favourite ghost stories from Cornwall, one from Penzance, which is in many ways more of a murder mystery than a spooky tale, and one from Falmouth which is . . . well, just plain bizarre!

    • 21 min
    34. The Sunken Treasure of Cudden Point

    34. The Sunken Treasure of Cudden Point

    In this episode I take you to one of my favourite places on the Cornish coast, a place of beauty and legend and many mysterious tales.

    • 16 min
    33. Pistil Meadow & wreck of the Royal Anne

    33. Pistil Meadow & wreck of the Royal Anne

    In 1721 the Royal Anne set sail for the Caribbean loaded with wealthy passengers and crew. Sadly however on 10th November she was wrecked near Lizard Point and in the days that followed hundreds of bodies washed up on the coast near Pistil Cove. Since that time dark tales of the events that followed have kept local people away from the spot. But just how true are these macabre tales? . . .

    • 18 min

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