[Spellyans] Hilary Shaw

Clive Baker clive.baker at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 20:55:13 GMT 2013


Hilary was the teacher who dragged me through my fourth grade exams and
although many thought her a man hater, I got on extremely well with her
after the initial shock of her meeting me,...I should add that I have long
hair and and a very long beard... but when she stopped teaching, I was the
only person with permission to use her books and material for which I am
grateful... I believe there was a cousin, Ken, who wrote her
obituary...although little was said of her work for the cornish language,
perhaps because of lack of knowledge,  and Ray Chubb may have that persons
name... sorry I cant be more helpful

and yes I too hope Neils in recovery, ...he's another good pal
Clive


On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:

> Craig and fiends,
>
> I have just received my copy of MAGA, Cornish Language Partnership
> Newsletter, which contains the sad news of the passing of Hilary Shaw.
>
> I first met Hilary when I interviewed her as an informant for my 2000
> Independent Academic Study on Cornish.     Hilary was great help to me in
> supporting me in my efforts to make it up the grades of the Kesva exams.
> We corresponded on language topics, and I was able to attend some of her
> classes on my visits to Cornwall.
>
> Folk such as Hilary were the vital links in passing on their knowledge and
> enthusiasms for the language over the many years when the language received
> no official recognition, use or material support.   Without them there
> would
> have been no revival today.
>
> I shall miss the valued contacts which we had.   As she was a single lady,
> I
> know of no relative to whom I can pass condolences or say what a support
> her
> books and letters were to me and others.
>
> We say in Gaelic of one who has passed on, especially if their life has
> been
> one of achievement, "Clach air a carn, agus a cuid de Pharras dhi."   I
> wonder what one could say in Cornish?  Cres ha Paradys perhaps?
>
> - an Ken ken
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Craig
> Weatherhill
> Sent: 06 December 2013 17:47
> To: spellyans at kernowek.net
> Subject: [Spellyans] Neil Kennedy
>
> Have just heard that Neil's been rushed to hospital with a suspected
> stroke.
> I sincerely hope this turns out to be minor and that he'll be OK.
>
> Craig
>
>
>
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