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With the word ‘community’ deeply woven into the fabric of life here, grasp the real thing in action. A place where volunteering is celebrated, local makers cherished above conglomerates and disaster met by an unwavering faith that has seen life here stand the test of time.

Ben Vavrecka & Daisy Gibbs

The community is really strong here, in good times and bad times, I have never really known anywhere like it, the sense of togetherness and community spirit is unreal  

Ben Vavrecka, Cafe Dog & Rabbit

Ian, Gary & Shelley, Bosavern Community Farm

Fundamentally Bosavern Farm is by the community for the community. The great thing here is that you have so many people to learn from in so many different ways. I am learning that growing is easy…  

Gary, Bosavern Community Farm

Two short audios, created in conversation with Ben Vavrecka & Daisy Gibbs, at Café Dog & Rabbit in the heart of St Just. And with Shelley, Gary and Ian at Bosavern Community Farm.

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Chapter 8

Where Sea and Sky Collide

A place where people are born to and drawn to, find out why this coast has become home to artists, makers and more.

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Chapter 4

Crib or Croust? Here We Say Mossel

From farmer to fisherman, explore the Tin Coast through the power of words and culture.

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Chapter 5

Deep in Time, Land and Spirit

Discover our rich cultural heritage which is so So SO much more than old buildings, we have an entire human history written into our landscape.

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Chapter 6

An Astonishing History

A landscape once simultaneously ravaged by nature and industry, discover how the unique mining history of the Tin Coast has shaped the community that thrives here today.

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Chapter 10

Wild Skies

Embrace the wild skies of the west, where stormy weather battering the isolated outpost of the Cape Cornwall National Coastwatch station is just another day in the office.

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Chapter 7

Stored With Moth and Rust Destroy

Immerse yourself in the traditions created by the people who shaped the landscape long ago, and find out how those very traditions are being brought back to life today.

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Chapter 9

An Uncommon Place

Reflect on a landscape through the eyes of those who have lived it, those who have penned its story and those who still shape its cultural identity.