This page is about my Cornwall and Devon origins, based around the village of Callington
On a thundery June night in 1947, I was born in the ancient Cornish town of Callington, in the south-east of the lovely county of Cornwall, and lived there from 1947 to 1965, until my family became part of the modern-day "economic migration"..... Beautiful County, shame about the jobs and pay - but I hear it's getting better in places ! I live in Dorset now, happily still with Cornish connections, and probably exactly the same can be said about jobs and pay in Dorset......
Anyway, back to Callington, Cornwall, plus a little bit of south-west Devon -
To quote from cornovia.org.uk , "Callington – parish, hundred of East, Middle Division (*CRO, GHW/10/1/1, c.1830s, after 1759), contains 218 houses and 1321 inhabitants. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a curacy to the rectory of Southill (Moule, 1838, p282) (CRO, TA/25, 1842) (Symons, 1884); Caluuitona, Calwetone, 1086; Calwinton, 1187; Calyton, 1306; Callington, 1759; Callington, Kellington, 1838; Callington, 1842, 1884."
Church, Callington, 1909
This building still exists (or it did last time I looked !) as "West End Chapel", and I spent much time in this building in my youth, for various 'activities'. As well as being the a Methodist Chapel, it was also used as a 'teaching annexe' by local schools I attended, by the community for various events, and by some of my ancestors - who lived very close by in the 1800's up to the early 1900's - right back to it's very first origins.
Valentine's Series (?60416). Courtesy of David Thomas.
Image courtesy of http://cornovia.org.uk/
are so many excellent links to pages about the area, with loads of
photos, that I've listed a few below -
( just click on the underlined text , below )
On the right is an oratory Well and Chapel, built by monks in the 15th century, at Dupath, near Callington. A spring rises under the chapel. It is renowned as a place to cure Whooping Cough !
Also said to be where a duel took place between Sir Colam and Gottlieb for the hand of a lady - both suitors died.......
....... these links are very much "in progress", always ongoing - but all with some interesting content .......
|Callington - Town Views||Kit Hill United Mines and Kit Hill Country Park|
|Callington - what to see||GENUKI - Genealogy & Historical - Callington|
|Callington, Calstock and Gunnislake Mines||Pictorial Guide to Callington - excellent pictures|
|Cornwall Gazetter - the Callington entry||Postcards of SE Cornwall - cornovia.org.uk|
|Callington Museum||* Want a Link to your page here ? * email me|
|West Country views - Callington||Callington entry from Wikipedia|
|Cornish Sourcebook - Historic Maps of Cornwall - back to 1654, click on each map to expand it|
|Callington.co.uk||The Cornwall Guide - Callington|
|Duchy College, Stoke Climsland nr. Callington||Callington Community College|
|Callington Town Football Club||The Cornish Times - Callington Today|
|West Country Railway Archives Callington Branch|
Other " Callington's "
|** Callington, Australia !! and its Bremer Mine||** Callington, South Australia more pictures|
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Band, c.1915 - Image courtesy of http://cornovia.org.uk/