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Canadian company to buy 26 tin mines in Cornwall

Strongbow Exploration will take over South Crofty Tin Project near Redruth, which shut down in March 1998. Europe’s last tin mine in Cornwall. At the time campaigners trying to raise the profile of Cornwall’s economic crisis crossed the Tamar Bridge paying the £1.00 toll in pennies.   New life could be breathed into Cornwall’s once-proud tin industry […]

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Cornish identity: why Cornwall has always been a separate place

Article from The Guardian Recognition of the Cornish people as an official minority only confirms the differences that become obvious the moment you cross the Tamar. This is a separateness that runs deep   When I first drove down to live in Cornwall more than 20 years ago, I was met by a graffiti message […]

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Piran tide Events and St Piran’s Day Parades 2015

5th March 2015 St Piran’s Day Bodmin ~ St Piran’s Day Parade ~ More Info Bude ~ St Piran’s Day Walk ~ More Info Falmouth ~ St Piran’s Day Parade ~ 10.00 to 11.40 am The parade will leave from the Moor. Newquay ~ St Piran’s Day Parade ~ More Info Launceston ~ St. Piran’s Day – Lanson […]

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Nathan Outlaw to demonstrate at 2014 Boscastle Festival

Nathan Outlaw will be demonstrating at this years 10th anniversary of the Boscastle Food Art & Craft Festival 4th and 5th October. On the 16th August 2004 a flood swept through the village causing much damage, the community rallied together and the first Boscastle Festival took place in October.

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Brigantine ‘Eye of the Wind’ bound for Tall Ship Regatta

Brigantine ‘Eye of the Wind’ bound for Tall Ship Regatta “Open ship” presentation in Falmouth and London-Royal Greenwich Around 35 years ago the traditional square rigger ‘Eye of the Wind’ was the flagship and base camp of the renowned scientific expedition “Operation Drake”. HRH Charles, Prince of Wales himself steered the proud brig while he […]

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Classic Cornwall 2014 – Three Concerts at St Columb Major 26/28/30 August

Harmoniemusik at the Parish Church ~ St Columb Major – 26/28/30 August 2014 The classical music group Harmoniemusik will again visit the Parish Church of St Columb Major to perform three varied and entertaining concerts. The St Columb Festival was launched in the early 1970s by Cornish born Richard Cooke, whose father Canon Cooke served at […]

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The Walking Path ~ Artworks Exploring Pilgrimage and Place

15th-22nd August 2014 Opening Event Night: 15th August 6.30pm (food available, tapas).£3 entrance Closing Event Night: 22nd August 6.30pm onwards. £3 entrance. Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Nr Gulval, TR20 8YL THE WAKING PATH- ARTWORKS EXPLORING PILGRIMAGE, JOURNEY AND PLACE.   When Roger Thorp was invited by Neil and Jane Armstrong, late one winters night, to create […]

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CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS – LAST CHANCE TO JOIN THE IGNITE EXPERIENCE!

    Ignite 2014, the £120,000 business start-up competition, delivered by Oxford Innovation as part of the ERDF funded Coaching for High Growth programme, continues to search for innovative entrepreneurs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who plan to start a new business or have been trading for less than a year. A series […]

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Golowan Festival and Mazey Day 2014

Celebration of midsummer – the Feast of St. John – with bonfires, flaming tar barrels and burning torches was widespread in Cornwall until the late 19th Century. Penzance was one of the last towns to lose this tradition in the 1890s, as the perceived fire risk had made insurance premiums too expensive. In 1991, the […]

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Government will recognise the Cornish under the Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities.

  The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, will tomorrow announce that the government will recognise the Cornish under the Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities. Being recognised as a minority may sound like a technicality but it’s a big deal. The Cornish will have the same protections as the Welsh, Scottish […]