I’ve lived in Penryn and Falmouth all my life, 83 year. I’m really James Lewis McCabe, but everyone calls me Lewis. I worked in M&S in Falmouth for 28 year. My father was a joiner at Falmouth docks, he’d moved down from Newcastle for work during the depression. I used to live up College Valley, near the waterworks. I would walk down through the valley and back to Penryn every day. Me and my friends used to climb up the bank onto the viaduct. We’d put our ear to the rail and listen for a train coming. If there was one coming, we’d run like the clappers!
Lewis worked with student Tommie Tridgell to cut out the templates of the viaduct and Town Hall.
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