Mary Cane is an artist and writer, presently a PhD researcher at the Elphinstone Institute, (Ethnology and Folklore) looking at how grandmothers are passing on family story and knowledge to families, especially those who have settled far from home. See marycane.uk. for more information.
In this personal tale Mary tells how the loss of her father for the first time was followed by a second loss - the theft of the tree around which his ashes had been scattered.
In the brief discussion that follows, tree-sprites, Cornish Arsenic, tin and gold, the Wesleyans and the first steam-powered passenger 'train' are all mentioned.
Go to Lemontreewriters.co.uk for script.