Enjoy a Holiday in Cornwall With the Children

Cornwall cottages make for ideal for summer holiday accommodation. If you are planning your family holiday in Cornwall, cottages dotted around the county are the perfect place to base yourself, especially if you have young children.

This is one of the most popular summer holiday counties in the UK, thanks to its fantastic climate, abundance of exciting things to do, places to visit and countryside to explore. The beaches vary from wild surfing beaches to more rugged rocky offerings perfect for exploring the rock pool wildlife, and the countryside is equally diverse and beautiful.

What to Do With Children in Cornwall

Cottages available to rent are located throughout the county, so make sure you choose one that is close to all of the attractions you want to visit. When travelling with children it is important to have activities planned for rainy as well as sunny days, and this spectacular county has plenty of choice.

Small children will love a visit to Tamar Valley Donkey Park, located at Gunnislake. These delightful creatures are the main attraction here although there are many other farmyard friends, including pigs, rabbits, sheep and guinea pigs. The indoor play barn is ideal if the rain sets in, although as long as children have their wellies on they will be so engrossed by the animals that a spot of rain probably won’t worry them.

For more animal fun why not head to Trethorne Leisure Park in Launceston? Here children can feed the lambs, milk the cows or even enjoy a fun pony ride. There is an assault course, a bungee-run, climbing wall and plenty more – even older children will be able to get involved and burn off some energy too.

If you want your children to have an educational experience while on holiday, the Geevor Tin Mine is a great excursion for the whole family. The interactive tour will give everyone an insight into the history of mining, and a trip down the mine tells a tale of what the conditions used to be like. Children can pan for gold too, which is always great fun.

St Austell is a popular place for people to rent Cornwall cottages. This pretty town is fun to explore but is also home to Kidzworld, which is a fantastic rainy day option. There are all kinds of activities that go on here and everyone in the family can get involved. This new addition to the county’s top attractions is certainly proving very popular.

If you are staying close to Penzance, you will find all kinds of day trip options at Land’s End. Children and adults who love the adventures of Dr Who will love the new exhibition held here.

This wonderfully welcoming county is a great place for children, and whether you stay for a weekend or two weeks there will be something new to discover every day.

The Healing Effects of Hydrochloric Acid Activators

In pursuit of improved health, many of us seek out foods and actions which might boost our immune systems’ functionality. Whether we’re consuming green tea for its antioxidants or raw foods for their ease of digestion, we can easily augment our efforts by consuming supplemental hydrochloric acid (HCL) in tandem with an HCL activator, which will greatly improve digestive health, immune function, and even help fight the deterioration of cells as we age. Indeed, taking multiple beneficial things and utilizing them together seems like an obvious choice, but many of us tend to simply select one or two methods of improving wellbeing without thinking of the body’s need to function in complete harmony. By incorporating antioxidants, proper diet, and HCL with an HCL activator, you can unlock energy and immune system strength that you may have never imagined.

Few people would really suspect HCL to play such a vital role in your body’s ability to regulate itself, but it’s really quite astonishing. As part of a natural diet, it can allow for the complete processing of foods, unlocking every nutrient possible while removing all the excess waste left behind. With an HCL activator as part of your routine, you’ll optimize the digestive efficiency as well as improving general bodily function. With everything being absorbed properly and nothing harmful remaining, your body will spend less time fighting excess acids and spend more time healing and maintaining itself. A well maintained body will regenerate more quickly and have an increased immunity, allowing you to fend off illnesses that might have otherwise been a real burden on your body. Taking HCL activator will help give back up to a third of a cell’s lifespan, slowing the aging process of your entire body and allowing you to approach life with renewed vigor.

With the possibility of enjoying an extra chunk of life with increased health, what would you do? The options are limitless. Maybe you’re an outdoorsy type and would like to challenge yourself with some extreme hikes or other adventures. The ability to approach your later years in solid health will help you enjoy all the world has to offer so that you can be active without risk of it causing great harm. Taking an HCL activator can also optimize natural detoxification, so you can enjoy fine dining while you travel about the world and experience minimal impact from the foods you consume along the way. While HCL activator won’t make you invincible, it can help you feel stronger than you’ve felt in quite some time.

Use Old Trade Directories To Build Your Family History

In my research, into my family tree, I have often turned to Old Trade Directories as a resource. For example, in Plymouth, Devon, I have located one of my more enterprising ancestors in the 1861 census as being a Victualler and Brass founder and giving employment to one woman, six men and a number of boys. With this discovered I then went to the Historical Directories website, a project run by the University of Leicester. Here I was able to find the business in the street listing as well as see an advertisement placed in the publication by my forebear. This gave me the added bonus of being amused by the politeness, displayed by a Victorian business owner in requesting trade from his target customers. What would he think of the marketing messages that we use today?

As my family history research continued, I had turned my attention to my maternal great-grandfather. In a book, complied on this side of the family that I was lucky enough to have found on the library shelves of the Society of Genealogists in Goswell Road, London, my ancestor was given a brief mention in between his more illustrious brother’s, cousin’s and forefather’s. What I was able to glean, from this publication, was that my ancestor had been a merchant in London for a period in the 1860′s, after a short spell in the army.

The book had been edited and complied by my 2x great-grandfather and his cousin. It gave me a clue that all was not well in the business world of my great-grandfather, as a line of text simply informed the reader that he had been a “Partner in the firm of Stevens & Hay, Merchants in London; on its failure he became a tea-planter in Ceylon.”

My first reaction was to see if the business went bankrupt and was mentioned in the London Gazette. I checked their website, where it is possible to search back through the archives for free – but I found nothing on the business in question. Now, I’d read a tip that it was always worth checking both of the sister publications of the London Gazette, in case the bankruptcy had been hidden in one or other of the Edinburgh or Belfast Gazettes. The results, however, came back negative in each case and so it looks to me as if the business was wound up without it going into bankruptcy.

Recently, on taking a look around online data sets, I came across the 1869 Kelly’s Post Office Directory for London on a subscription website. By entering the business name, in the search box, I was eventually able to locate my great-grandfather’s business to an office at 65 Fenchurch Street, London. EC3.

Moving on, to a Kelly’s Directory for 1880 London, I was able to find my great-grandfather listed as living in Princes Square, Bayswater, London. Also at that address was his married sister, whose husband was in the Madras Civil Service and I assume away in India at the time. But I had already begun investigating the move by my great-grandfather to Ceylon (today the former British Colony is known as Sri Lanka). By 1880 he began to appear in an old trade directory for that island, as well as in the one for London’s Bayswater!

From a website, dedicated to the history of Ceylon Tea, I now found that they carry hyperlinks to many years of the Ferguson’s Ceylon Directory. In 1880 my forebear was an Assistant for R.Books & Co of London, in the Colony. He then goes on to appear in several of the directories, one of which has him as Chairman of his local area’s planters association and then, in 1905, he was listed as the owner of a tea estate called Denmark in Dolosbage, Ceylon.

This little peep into my great-grandfather’s life was made possible by the use of the various trade directories that have been scanned and uploaded to websites on the internet. But before I turned off my computer, on a whim I decided to enter the address that he had shared with his sister in London into the Google street view for the area. I was rewarded with the sight of the Georgian fronts of Princes Square and easily found the house where he once lived. It is now a small hotel and so its address is on the internet to find.

A search for 65 Fenchurch Street, and the offices, shows that they have been replaced by a modern vista, of steel, glass and concrete. Lastly, I did a Google search for the Denmark Tea Estate in Sri Lanka and by chance it still exists. Using Google Earth I was able to use the satellite view to see, from the air, the hillside estate that once was where my great-grandfather cultivated tea.

The teaching point that I am trying to make, with this article, is that it seems to me to be well worth using some of these alternative tools, when doing our family history research. They may add just a little bit of flesh to the dry bones of facts gained from the census data, or the birth, marriage and death records for our ancestors. Family history is about more than when and where a person was born and we should always look to see what can help us better fill out the stories of our ancestor’s lives.