Ground Elder said:Can any one supply details to confirm whether the Great Beast did ever paddle in Penwith's rock pools, or is it a myth?
intaglio said:Found one possible ancient reference using google. Apparently at one time Sennen folk had to take their dead to be buried at the church in St Buryan.
adding my own gloss - if you were going to St Buryan you were dead. - I
BRITAIN'S BIOLOGICAL WEAPON
Britain brewed deadly anthrax spores in large metal milk churns as part of a Second World War experiment. Researchers at Porton Down cultivated the spores using a mixture of Marmite, molasses and simple salts. In 1942 and 43, some of these spores were released on Gruinard Island, off the coast of Scotland. Researchers wanted to measure how long the spores would last and how far they would spread. Anthrax was initially tested as an anti-livestock weapon. But as the war drew to a close, the British looked into the feasibility of using biological agents on people.