Five Million Tides

Christian Boulton, who lives locally, has written a new book tracing the colourful history of the Helford River.

Evidently the Helford became one of the most significant waterways in Europe during the Iron Age and Roman periods. Despite being mainland Britain’s most southerly haven, it has not always been a place of good fortune. Once a thriving seat of Celtic Christianity, it apparently became more associated with villainous seafarers. Nor could it be always relied upon for sanctuary from storms, as the numerous graves of mariners in its village churchyards attest. Although now overshadowed by its more famous siblings, the Helford truly is the enigmatic beauty of the family whose rich past deserves wider knowledge.

‘Five Million Tides’ is available from Amazon.