Wartime babies born at a stately home in Cornwall were re-united today. Pentillie Castle near Saltash was used as a maternity hospital during the Second World War. One Pentillie baby travelled as far as Australia.
Pentillie Castle - where over 150 'wartime' babies are expected to gather today.
Today, many of these wartime babies will reunite at the event. Although the wartime babies have Pentillie Castle on their birth certificate, none have been back since. 150 people are expected to attend the special occasion.
The story of Sir James Tillie is one of those great Cornish legends where truth is stranger than fiction. His remains have been discovered sitting up in a vault, just as he demanded in his will.
The mausoleum he built near the Tamar is being restored after three hundred years of decay.
Descendant Sammie Coryton is delighted that the old family legend about her ancestor has turned out to be true!
Archaeologists in Cornwall have found the human remains of Sir James Tillie after 300 years.
His remains were found on a chair at Pentillie Castle. It's understood he believed he would come back to life, so asked in his will that he be placed in a chair in the building rather than buried.
The likely remains of Pentillie Castle owner Sir James Tillie have been unearthed in the castle mausoluem, 300 years after his death. No one knew he was buried there.