From Launceston Castle, Cornwall

[By James Hobbs in Launceston, Cornwall, UK] We recently travelled down to the home town of my late mother for the funeral of her brother, Ted, who has died aged 92. Apart from meeting up with lovely family and old friends, it was a chance to explore more closely where she grew up. This view, from our hotel near the castle, looks over the rooftops where she and Ted were raised in a small sub post office and went to school, and to the left across the fields towards the north Cornish coast where my dad grew up on a farm. We walked the route my mum would have taken to school and into town, and scenes from the stories she would tell us.

It’s not often you get to make a drawing that takes in so much of where you come from.


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