Ponsanooth village website has attracted visitors all over the world
and is growing all the time.
Gary Henderson looks after the web pages which are packed with local
information from planning applications to photos of village events
down the years.
website started when Year One pupils at the village school did a
'My Millenium' book," explains Gary. "Our youngest daughter
Kate was involved in the project and when I saw the quality of the
work I decided it should be seen by a wider audience."
the same time Gary was browsing through a 1951 W.I scrapbook of
village events. He decided the village website would be an online
scrap-book which could be enjoyed by future generations.
site has received visitors all over the world," beams Gary.
"One great email came from an old school friend of Len
Tresidder saying how when they were 9-years-old they would
hang off the viaduct that was being built at the time. What a childhood!"
has changed greatly over the years and further changes are occuring
all the time.
a day to day basis you do not notice changes," says Gary. "But
by taking pictures regularly we are buiding up an online scrap book
of Ponsanooth throughout the months. By doing this you do notice
leat flows through a garden.
Sundays will find Gary working on the village's leat which runs
through the near-by woods and is a feature of many gardens in Ponsanooth.
Along with a team of enthusiastic volunteers Gary clears out the
leat to improve its flow to the delight of many villagers. They
have seen an improvement of the leat which runs through their gardens.
can also be found with his neighbour Rodney Nute.
is currently renovating an old village mill into a house while at
the same time restoring it to its former glory.
Nute at the Mill
used to be so many mills between Ponsanooth and Stithians,"
explains Rodney. "I think at one time there was about 48 working
wheels. The one I am working on packed up in the 1950's."
has already restored one mill nearer Stithians and hopes within
two years to have Ponsanooth's Old Mill restored.
do like them and I hate to see them become ruins," says Rodney.
"Many have been destroyed since the 1950's."
hopes the old mill will serve a dual purpose; a place for him to
live, and for people to visit as an operational museum.
Len Tresidder, village resident
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