Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Exclusive: A Photographic Tour of North Cornwall

A good friend of Who Is George Mills? is David Harcourt Maule Wingate, a distant relative of George Mills, who recently traveled to North Cornwall. David was kind enough to send me images of the 'old stomping grounds' of the Rev. Barton R. V. Mills, his wife Edith Ramsay, Barton's son, Capt. Arthur F. H. Mills, Barton's daughter, Agnes Mills, and her younger brother, George.

Admittedly, Agnes was 6 years old, George, 5, and Arthur away at Wellington College when the family left Cornwall for London, where they would spend the rest of their days. Still, these photographs capture places they knew and loved, places in which grow the roots of our story of George Mills.

I hope you'll enjoy seeing them as much as I have! At the upper left, you can see the windows of St. Olaf's Church in Poughill, where Barton Mills was Vicar from 1887 to 1889. You can click any image to enlarge it for a better look. Now, here are more images of St. Olaf's...

And here are images from St. Michaels & All Angels Church in Bude, where Rev. Mills had been a "Steward of the Mystery" from 1891 to 1901...

David also sent photographs of St. Andrew's in Stratton, Cornwall...

The window to the right is dedicated to Rev. George Wingate, David's great-grandfather.

Above, we see the final resting place of Major Reginald Ramsay Wingate, D.C.L.I., David's grandfather, next to his father, Rev. George Wingate. We read about Maj. Wingate once before.

Finally, below, we see the World War I Memorial form St. Andrews Church in Stratton. I'd like to take a moment to thank David for taking us along on this whirlwind tour of beautiful North Cornwall before he headed for holiday on the Isle of Man. It was very kind of him to include us, and I want to express my deepest gratitude!

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