This month a group of Crowlas and Ludgvan WI members went for a walking tour of Truro with Bert Biscoe. They wandered around the centre of the city, learning about the history and characters of Cornwall’s capital.
Bert is a poet, songwriter, local councillor, historian and a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow. He represented Truro for over 20 years on Cornwall Council and held a range of offices, from Chairman of the Board of Cornwall Enterprise Co., to Cabinet member for various portfolios.
As he took the group around the city he informed and entertained them with the stories of the rogues and heroes that have shaped Truro. They learnt that sometimes these are one in the same, depending on whose viewpoint you saw them from! The members learnt of Truro’s rich trading past and the story of the city through its changing landscape and architecture. With his unique story telling ability and great poems, the women all left vowing to return for another adventure with Bert.
Should you wish to join one of his tours, you can contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org.