Writers’ Perennial Porridge Pot

Writers’ Perennial Porridge Pot

Episode 9 - Losing Dad, twice.

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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.


Ros Lunt
by Ros Lunt on
I loved listening to Mary’s story made me smile to think even after our time on earth we might still move on, also I to enjoyed the discussion between Roger & Mary hearing snippets of history from Cornwall, well done.
by Brenda on
Loved the story, Mary. It gave a real sense of your father and of his surroundings, in life and after. The chat between you and Roger worked very well and was interesting and varied. Well done, Roger, on another excellent podcast. The new format is excellent.

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Writers of the Scottish Inverse-Diaspora (those from the four corners of the world who work or live in Scotland) and Native Scottish Writers share their work and also nuggets of information about the Land, its Arts, Science, Myths, Languages, Scenery, Wildlife and Politics.

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