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New photos of Thomas family at Zimapan

Old photographs of Thomas family unearthed in England Four old photographs of the Thomas family’s visit to Zimapan in September 1928 have come to light in September 2014 while on a visit to England. These photos were recently discovered among…

Carpet of bluebells at Zimapan

Hi Peter How exciting for you to be coming back to Cornwall. You are welcome to visit us here at Zimapan House! The late afternoon, evening would be best for us. The house is still far from finished. Stuart has…

Website up and running again !

Hi Peter Just found that your website is up and running again!! You’ve done some great work on it and I see you are now in contact with the Thorringtons. We went to Cornwall in October, but decided not to…

Hidden window found !

Progress update two years after moving in Hi Peter Stuart has been putting in new washbasins & toilets in the 2 en-suites upstairs. (pictures will follow next year when the bedrooms have been finished). The two downstairs bathrooms are now…

House’s colourful cast from the past

After spending 18 months researching the history of one of Cornwall’s Grade II listed buildings—Zimapan, in Tregullow, Scorrier, near Redruth—British-Dutch freelance family-and-house researcher Peter King Smith has uncovered a rich source of wealthy, famous and eccentric people among its former…

‘Mountain Memories’ talk

Just received a letter from the Cornwall Centre in Truro. They have kindly sent me a copy of a newspaper clipping from The Cornish Post And Mining News, regarding Charles Rule Williams, the person who

Zimapanners update

Dear Blog Visitors Check out Categories->’The Zimapanners’ to follow the latest e-mails that I’ve been posting and keep abreast of the latest developments at Zimapan. Regards Peter