The Cornish word hireth translates as an unbearable yearning to go back to a time and a place that no longer exists. Mum and dad's photographs are typical snaps from a bygone era taken in 1945 in the areas surrounding the seaside town of Marazion in Cornwall. It is where my dad originated from and the year he took my nineteen year old mum there for the very first time. I return on my own to the very same places once inhabited by my parents, devoid now of their presence.