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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.

    27. Murder in St Mabyn

    27. Murder in St Mabyn

    When Samuel Hockin is found fatally injured in the road near his home in St Mabyn the whole village believes they know who is guilty. But this story will surprise you again and again with the unexpectedly scandalous behaviour of those involved and the outcome of the trial!

    • 31 min
    26. The Remarkable Tale of a Cornish Foundling

    26. The Remarkable Tale of a Cornish Foundling

    This really is one of the strangest and most unusual stories that I have come across in my research. The details are like the plot of a Dickensian novel but everything I tell you in this episode is completely true. Discover the twists and turns of the remarkable life of Sarah Jane Mitchell, a foundling.

    • 26 min
    25. What Emma Vincent hid under her bed . . .

    25. What Emma Vincent hid under her bed . . .

    Emma Vincent was born into a large family in St Mawes in 1833 but by 1901 she had been committed to Bodmin Asylum as a lunatic, discover why her story has been bothering me for years and what she had hidden under her bed.

    • 29 min
    24. Piskie-Led

    24. Piskie-Led

    If there is one mythical creature that Cornwall is famous for it is its Little People or piskies. This episode looks at two stories of folks being led astray and disappearing into magical realms that have been recorded in Cornish folklore.

    • 19 min
    23. Cornwall’s Birdman - The Owlman of Mawnan Smith

    23. Cornwall’s Birdman - The Owlman of Mawnan Smith

    For roughly one hundred years there have been strange sightings of a half man, half bird creature close to the church in the small Cornish village of Mawnan Smith.

    • 18 min
    22. Nankersey & the sinking of the Lady Hobart

    22. Nankersey & the sinking of the Lady Hobart

    The small village of Flushing near Falmouth was once known as Nankersey and has a fascinating history, not least its connection to the famous Packet Ships. In 1803 one of those vessels, the Lady Hobart, hit an iceberg 350 miles from the nearest land and what followed is an amazing story of survival.

    • 21 min

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