The Road from Cornwall

I’m currently reading (yet another) book about the Trafalgar, and I learned that the messenger who was sent back to England with news of the victory and Nelson’s death landed at Falmouth and travelled by post chaise through Bodmin, Launceston, Okehampton, and stopped at Bridport. This is the same route I take when I visit Cornwall, my favourite place in the world. Bridport isn’t really on the way for me but I like the route, and anyway that place has special memories for me for various reasons. The officer stopped at Bridport on “my” route in the early hours of 5th November – the same date and time that I was reading the account. Both spooky and touching for an old softie like me.


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2 Responses to The Road from Cornwall

  1. Chloe says:

    My parents moved to Bridport a few years ago. I didn’t think much of it for ages because all I saw was the housing estates, but then I went into the town centre and I quite like it now!

  2. It’s become quite bohemian – the Saturday market is great. And possibly the best pub in the world (location-wise at least) is up the road: The Anchor tucked away in a little cove called Seatown.

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