Our last day and we walk up the road from the cottage to Kennall Vale and walk around the old gunpowder works
The Kennall Gunpowder Company
Established in 1812, the gunpowder works employed over 50 men during its peak years in the 1870s. At this point the Kennall Gunpowder Company consisted of the original works in Kennall Wood, including the Manager’s House, Sulphur Mill and workshops, the ‘new’ works in Roches Wood that was higher up the valley, the farm below the main works, the Saltpetre Refinery, the Magazines adjacent to the farm and the Charcoal Mill in Ponsanooth. In addition, the company also owned several cottages in the village.
Following the decline of Cornish mining and a reduction in demand for gunpowder, the works were sold at the end of the 19th century. The new owners continued with the production of cartridge and fuse powder but production ceased altogether in 1910.
What do you mean sand’s not good for me
Am I clean now?
Yeah…sea side throw the ball Dad…Ooops Reggie is very keen tee hee
Dad we brought the ball and a friend back
Ball, stick, ball, stick, so the ball floated out to sea and we got a stick
Reggie doing his now infamous hippo pose
Dad we didn’t mean to lose the last ball…just throw it PROMISE we will bring it back…they lied
We set off from Towan Beach towards St Anthony’s lighthouse and gunnery
A rest looking out over Fal River
Bartie goes for the ‘I’m starved…just feed me biscuits’ look
Reggie goes for the ‘have you seen the price of petrol – can we afford to get home’ look
Boy’s we’re going far far away…well back the way we came
Yes we went together
how blue is that sea!
We walk down to the harbour then back up the other side just to get a pint a the Mullion Cove Hotel! Dedication.
The weather is kind to us again and we set off from Predannack Wollas car park
Along the stunning coastal path towards Mullion Cove
Bartie enjoys the sunshine…nothing new there…I can’t help it
Reggie & Bartie settle in front of the fire place
Our first stop is St Michael’s Mount
Next stop Sennen Cove
A walk along the coastal path to Lands End
Mum & Dad stop for liquid refreshment at First & Last Inn
Last stop of the day Lizard Point
Mum did you see that seal?