Time & Tide


This clock is situated on the banks of the estuary at Cremyll in East Cornwall where the foot ferry takes you across the water to Plymouth, or Stonehouse to be precise. Prior to 1914 there were three towns; Devonport, Stonehouse and Plymouth, in 1914 they merged to become the borough of Plymouth and yes, there are still grumblings in Stonehouse and Devonport particularly the latter, which was once a thriving town.

I love the inscription on the clock ‘dost thou love life, then do not squander time’ a simple  motto and with this spirit in mind we are heading off to see old friends, and to recharge our batteries, so posts may be sporadic for the next few weeks.

Below, a nineteenth century map of the three towns drawn and engraved by John Rapkin (1815-1876)




About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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