Latest Cornish photos by FTI Cornwall Information
15th Feb 2008
The skies were moody today over Mullion Island. This rocky outcrop was probably part of the Lizard mainland a long time ago. A similar shot, but in better light, was used as the opening image in the FTI Kernow video here.
Mullion's Cornish church. The Lord's Prayer in Cornish can be read on the wall. The pews are made from wood from the 13th Century that came from the Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard peninsula which was once a vast forest. The trees were eventually chopped for fuel to smelt tin - one of the reason why there are not many trees in Cornwall. In recent centuries copper was exported from Newquay to Wales and coal was imported back in as fuel for the tin and copper mining industry. The church is 'looked after' by a dedicated team of Mullion residents who take turns to keep a watchful eye on their amazing church. The roof is a typical Cornish barrel type and very old.
Mullion Harbour. Quaint old Cornish fishing village cottage is now used for storage. Mullion Village is the largest in Cornwall with a population over 2000 and a thriving community.