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Post by Joy@w-m-a.com » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:54 am

A friend of mine is studying alternative medical treatments, and has been told of a hill in Cornwall where, in the past, people with rheumatism would go and sit. This seems to tie in with treatment being offered in the U.S.A. at some radon mines in Boulder, Montana. Does anyone have any ideas where this hill might be ? We'd be grateful for any information.

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Post by Cledry_maid » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:30 am

Climbing or being passed through Men an Tol 9 times is supposed to cure rheumatism.

http://www.bath.ac.uk/~prsrlp/kernunos/ ... nantol.htm

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Post by Joy@w-m-a.com » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:32 am

Many thanks for the info., much appreciated.

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Post by Coady » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:17 am

I think that was always an old joke, Cledry, like "If you HAVE to rub your eye, only use your elbow"...have you TRIED to pass through Men-an-tol? Its hard even if youre healthy!!
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Post by Coady » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:35 pm

Excellent Joe!

I firmly believe that sort of Cornish Traditional 'booting up the Arse' should form part of the essential curriculum for teaching Cornish Children in thear skools.
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Post by Marhak » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:53 pm

I know that uranium was mined at Wheal Trenwith, St Ives (where the bloody great car park and new leisure centre are - do the cars glow in the dark?), and close to the viaduct at Ponsanooth. I'm sure that it was mined elsewhere in Cornwall as well.

For traditional Cornish cures - it's worth having a good read of Hunt's "Romances and Superstitions in the West of England" (sorry about the title, but that was Hunt, not me); Bottrell's 3 volumes of Traditions of West Cornwall and Margaret Courtney's Cornish Feasts and Folk Lore (all written in the 1870s-1880s).

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Post by Masterclass » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:55 pm

I am fairly sure that there was a Uranium mine at Grampound Road, or thereabouts, as well.

(And I've spent the last 30 minutes trying to rub my eye with my elbow)

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Post by FlammNew » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:16 pm

Probably not until the other big world producers start running out.

Marhak, considering how many tons of ore the Curies processed to produce a tiny amount of radium you could eat the stuff without suffering radiation sickness.

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Post by Marhak » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:52 pm

But didn't Marie Curie die from radiation poisoning?

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