A Cornish Homecoming

About A Cornish Homecoming

This is the story of the reconnection of a friendship and now an ongoing love affair.

This site will be a record of Ruth’s poems and Terry’s photographs.
It will cover their homeland Cornwall and their travels.
Ruth was born in Quintrell Downs, near Newquay to Edna and Hugh Tremayne. 
She lived for twenty years in Birmingham and moved to New York City in 1993. 
Terry was born in St Day to Audrey and Charlie Harry and has lived most of his life in Cornwall. 
In February 2020 Terry created a free website called cornwallyesteryear.com
for those unable to enjoy the beauty of Cornwall because of their isolation during Covid. 
Without her knowledge, Ruth’s brother-in-law in Canada sent a poem to the website
that Ruth had written about growing up in Quintrell Downs, which was on the website. 
Terry recognized Ruth’s Cornish surname and remembered her from their time
working together in Barclays Bank Trust Company in Truro in the late 1960s. 
Many hours were spent on transatlantic phone calls and many Zoom calls from April 2020.
Finally they were reunited when Ruth visited for a holiday with Terry in 2020.
They married in 2021 at the famous Gwennap Pit and now make their home in St Day,
and live very close to Terry’s 3 married children and 5 grandchildren.

Penberth Cove taken by Ruth Harry