Sgt Laverty of the Falmouth Harbour Police

Well, how else could we name the other odds and ends which we trip over and feel you might like to know about?

Our first piece is about the last trial for cannibalism in the UK which, inevitably, involved Falmouth and a diligent policeman ill-versed in the traditions of the sea.

Our second piece examines how Cornwall’s great gardens were developed thanks to the intervention of the Falmouth Packet captains.

The third piece is an investigation of the role of the Church and local communities in trying to get their friends and relatives released and returned from North African and Turkish pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Other pieces are on their way …