Pityme Inn, A Ford and Some Daffodils,

25 Mar

We travelled the roads less taken today, tiny narrow lanes with grass growing down the middle. We went through a village called Pityme, another village called Chapel Amble where there was a ford along to St Kew which was our destination and tomorrow I will show you why we went there but it’s late now! Β On the way back, as we stopped in a lay-by to change drivers, I spotted daffodils growing in a hedge, as they do in Cornwall, and every time I see them they make my heart sing.

Pityme Inn

Pityme Inn

The Ford - I wonder if it ever does get to 6ft!

The Ford – I wonder if it ever does get to 6ft!

Daffs in a hedge bottom

Daffs in a hedge bottom

Some one told me today that my blog is ‘soul food’. That really touched me deeply and I am so glad that it works like that for some of my readers.


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23 responses to “Pityme Inn, A Ford and Some Daffodils,

  1. mybeautfulthings

    March 31, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I have found my Dad’s book which is quite fascinating with over 1000 Cornish place names explained – but not Pityme! I shall keep looking. The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth may have the answer. πŸ™‚

  2. creativityandfamily

    March 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I used to love fords as a child, still do in fact, they are so much fun!! We used to go holiday together with my Uncle where there was a ford nearby, I used to try to go in his car if I could as he would go through really fast and create a big splash! I would be a little more sensible in my own car but there is still a bit of the child in me that would secretly want to dash through! On another note, I downloaded an eBook of the velveteen rabbit. It really is a lovely story, I shall keep an eye out for a hard copy in the charity shops, even though mine are too old for it now:( Sharon x

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thank you for this lovely long story filled comment. Our daughter is just visiting with her children and remembers it very clearly and her children are just the right age. Sadly I cannot find our copy. All the best to you. πŸ™‚

      • creativityandfamily

        March 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        I’m afraid I get a bit caught up in what people are talking about on their blogs and end up making rather wordy comments!! ;0) x

  3. flowerpot

    March 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Whenever I visit my brothers in summer I turn off at the Pityme ;pub but never been inside!

  4. ladysighs

    March 26, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I posted about daffodils today. πŸ™‚ Fortunately I didn’t sing about them….except in my heart too. πŸ™‚
    Agree about the soul food.

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 26, 2015 at 10:54 am

    we had to drive through a ford when going to my Grandma’s house in what we called “the country”… way back in the woods and hills…Loved it when we came to that area!… Of course I was a child at that time…but, I would probably love it now just the same!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      It is fun! I really do enjoy splashing through – in the car or in wellies! πŸ™‚

  6. utesmile

    March 26, 2015 at 7:17 am

    It’s lovely and what a sweet pub!

  7. anotherday2paradise

    March 26, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Such a pretty place. πŸ™‚

  8. Grannymar

    March 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Pityme? That took me a long way from Cornwall. The Pity Me I know and used to drive through, was a suburban village of Durham, on the way to visit my late husband’s extended family. I know that Tin miners from Cornwall moved north to the area when there were thirty three mines in the Durham coalfield. they are all closed now.

    • jpeggytaylor

      March 26, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      I was thinking of the Pity Me in County Durham when I saw this post too – it is not far across the valley from me. It sounds quite possible that the name came with the tin miners from Cornwall, doesn’t it.

      • Grannymar

        March 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

        My late husband came from a long line of Durham coal miners and their ancestors came from Cornwall when tin mining went into decline. My husband did not go down the mines, he worked above ground all his life.

        • mybeautfulthings

          March 27, 2015 at 6:52 am

          Interesting to discover which of the Pitymes came first. Did the Cornish take the name North or did they at some point bring the name here to Cornwall? Wikipaedia is interesting on the origin of the name Pity Me near Durham but has little to say about Pityme in Cornwall. πŸ™‚

          • Grannymar

            March 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

            I love the the story that the coffin of St Cuthbert was dropped near Pity Me on the way to Durham, at which point the saint implored the monks carrying him to take pity on him and be more careful! Alas, I could not find any information about the Cornish hamlet, Pityme!

          • mybeautfulthings

            March 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

            Nor could I! I think my Dad had a book about Cornish place names. I’ll have to see if I can find it. πŸ™‚

        • jpeggytaylor

          March 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm

          Thank you – that is really interesting to know. I am very interested in the industrial archeology that mining has left behind in our area.

      • mybeautfulthings

        March 31, 2015 at 10:29 am

        I think so too. πŸ™‚

  9. Judy @ newenglandgardenandthread

    March 25, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    This will probably sound like a stupid question but here goes. Do you drive into the water with your vehicle to get to the other side? Do cars ever get too wet and stall out? Love the daffodils in the boat.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Yes, you do just drive through the water, carefully! On the otherwise there is always a sign telling you to Test Your Brakes! Not stupid at all. I wondered if people around the world may not know what a ford was. People don’t drive through if it is too deep, hence the measure at the side as it is very hard to judge. Thank you for commenting πŸ™‚


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