Trethewey Mine by Richard Trethewey

Submitted by: Richard T.

Original Song

Written during the first lockdown. Without lockdown I wouldn’t have had the time to research this amazing story and virtually meet people across the globe to get more info and pictures for the video.

It’s about the incredible story of William and Joe Trethewey who left the St Dennis area in the mid 19th century with their family to start a new life in Ontario. The family then moved west to British Columbia before William was drawn back to Ontario.

This song imagines William’s letter back asking Joe to join him at the Trethewey Mine. The chorus imagines their Cornish life as children in the Clay Country and partaking in feast day dances. I think a lot of people have looked back during this time and built more of a connection with their past to feel more rooted in the present.

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