Posted: 27/03/2013 at 17:58
GG - Pentillie Castle was built 300 years ago by Sir John Coryton. His widow married James Tillie, and as the Cornish Pen means the same as the Welsh, being built high above the river, the name becomes self-explanatory.
During and after the Second World War, expectant mums were taken to Pentillie as all the hospitals in that part of Devon and Cornwall were badly damaged or full of civilian and military casualties - thus my birth cert shows Pentillie as place of birth, and what a lovely place it is, the views across to Dartmoor are lovely.
We are known as the Pentillie Babes, and the current owner, Ted Coryton, is hosting another Babes reunion day in three weeks. The castle featured a couple of times recently in the Caroline Quentin TV programme on Cornwall.
If GG changes her name to that long Welsh town we will call her LL - I will probably call her Mamm-Wynn Kembres!