The Ancient Pathways of Cornwall

Written by Simon Mitchell

The Saint's Way in Cornwall is a story written intorepparttar land. This ancient route existed long before it was used by saints, taking advantage ofrepparttar 147215 unique shape of Cornwall and its rivers. Evidence (especially Pictish Art forms) suggest that Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks journeyed to west coasts of Britain and Ireland even beforerepparttar 147216 Iron Age, in search of Keltic wisdom and trade. They would hit Cornwall and Southern Ireland first.

Gold travelled from Ireland through Cornwall and down torepparttar 147217 Mediterranean via sea or overland through Brittany torepparttar 147218 early centres of civilisation. Beforerepparttar 147219 River Camel andrepparttar 147220 River Fowey in East Cornwall became silted through tin streaming they were navigable much further inland. Prior to tin mining there would have been only a four mile gap overland betweenrepparttar 147221 north coast River Camel (at Padstow) andrepparttar 147222 South Coast River Fowey. This is a serious short-cut torepparttar 147223 alternative of travelling right roundrepparttar 147224 peninsula of Cornwall with its dangers of rocks, ridiculous weather and hungry pirates.

Later copper followedrepparttar 147225 same route andrepparttar 147226 Romans 'followedrepparttar 147227 supply' back to Britain. The strong links between Ireland, Wales and Cornwall are still to be found, for example in similar labyrinth carvings found in Ireland and North Cornwall. In terms of an 'English' history, Cornwall doesn't really exist untilrepparttar 147228 end ofrepparttar 147229 Dark ages in 900AD or so, whenrepparttar 147230 English started invading, but there are still many clues built intorepparttar 147231 land. Cornwall is a Celtic land that has its own history. It was one ofrepparttar 147232 earliest civilised trading nations, more linked by sea with Ireland, Wales and Brittany than by long and hazardous overland journeys to England.

Freecycle Means Free Stuff and a Cleaner Environment

Written by Joe Hickman,

Over one million members in almost 3,000 communities worldwide are sharing their unwanted stuff.

Allrepparttar getting and giving is possible through an organization called Freecycle, a grassroots movement of people who give away things for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator. All ofrepparttar 147095 trading is done online. Membership is free. Freecycle is open to individuals and non-profit organizations.

The Freecycle Network was started in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona, to promote waste reduction and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. In just two yearsrepparttar 147096 idea has spread worldwide. The process is quite simple. Go to and find a group near you. (If there's not one close, consider starting one yourself.) Then when you want to find a new home for something, just send an e-mail offering it to members of your Freecycle group.

Some groups have restrictions on what you can and cannot post, but most limitations are simply thatrepparttar 147097 item needs to be completely free, legal, and appropriate for all ages. What you offer doesn't matter: computer parts, couch, clothing, an old window, broken car, perfume, whatever. If you have it and don't want it, someone else probably can put it to good use.

If something is posted that you're interested in obtaining, simply respond torepparttar 147098 member's offer. The giver decides who receivesrepparttar 147099 gift and sets up a pickup time for passing onrepparttar 147100 treasure. Sometimes it's as simple as "I'll leave it onrepparttar 147101 front porch of 123 Main St., come by anytime."

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