Golowan - Mazey day parade

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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Cornish History course

Registered Charity No 1129987 Cornish History Evening Course Penwith College, Penzance from 11th October Would you like to find out more about Cornwall’s unique history and  culture? Cornish Quest, a registered educational charity, is running a course on Cornish history at Penwith College, Penzance starting on 11th October.  The five sessions will be held weekly […]

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King Edward Mine open day

King Edward Mine near Troon Open day Sunday May 1st 2011 A
 Family
Day 
Out Including
 Free
 Entry 
to
 the 
Museum Site
 Open
 10.00 
to 
16.00 Car 
Parking 
£2
 per
 car Historic
 Working
 Exhibits,
 Refreshments, Heyl 
Town 
Band,
 Choirs,
 Traditional
 Music
 and
 Dancing, Steam
 Engines,
  Models,
 Displays,
 Vintage 
Vehicles Activities 
for
 Children More Info Slideshow from the 2008 […]

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240th Birthday of Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick, was born on 13th April 1771 in Illogan, Cornwall. Trevithick revolutionised the concept of the steam engine in an act of miniaturisation probably not equalled until the advent of the silicon chip. By successfully utilising high pressure steam and placing the component parts of the engine within the boiler he invented a cheap, compact, […]

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Happy Birthday Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick, was born on 13th April 1771 in Illogan, Cornwall. Trevithick revolutionised the concept of the steam engine in an act of miniaturisation probably not equalled until the advent of the silicon chip. By successfully utilising high pressure steam and placing the component parts of the engine within the boiler he invented a cheap, compact, […]

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Chance to win £3000 holiday at historic Cornish estate

Seasalt  – Chance to win a £3,000 holiday in Cornwall! The prize includes a week’s stay at Trelowarren, a beautiful, historic estate, in one of their luxury self-catering cottages. Also included is a delicious meal at the New Yard Restaurant, indulgent treatments at the Walled Garden Organic Spa and family membership to Trelowarren’s leisure facilities during […]

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Lostwithiel (Lostwydhyel) calm after the storm

Lostwithiel today three days after the flood,  quite a different picture from Wednesday full story here Some damage to The Medieval bridge. Sand bags outside the old Duchy palace where the government of Cornwall was based. “14th century Lostwithiel, known as ‘The Port of Fawi’, was the capital of Cornwall, administering affairs both Cornish and stannary (relating to tin) […]

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The Anglo-Cornish War of June-August 1549

Commotion Time: The Anglo-Cornish War of June-August 1549 Craig Weatherhill PART ONE Prelude to War Make no mistake. 1549, the blackest year in Cornish history, should not be minimized as merely a “Prayer Book Rebellion”, as is the trend of mainstream histories.  It was nothing less than all-out war, instigated by injustice and fuelled by […]

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Crossing the Tamar – 1497 Cornish uprising.

Extract from John Angarrack’s  ‘Our Future is History‘… To place additional pressure on Cornish society, the Duke’s father, Henry VII, rescinded the right of the Cornish to seek recourse to justice through their customary legal system. As soon as the limited protection from the Stannary Charters was withdrawn, a new imperial taxation measure was proposed. […]

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Off down the pub…

(Craig Weatherhill not impressed with the new fences and gate at Carn Kenidjack.) Craig Weatherhill off down the pub for a pint with his mate Paddy. Irish Paddy is half Connemara, half Irish draught and is partial to a drop of beer himself. Historian Weatherhill expert on Cornish Place names, Cornish history and language, has written various books, […]

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Recognition of a Cornish genius

Cornish mathematician and astronomer John Couch Adams was born into a poor farming family at Laneast, but had the gift of performing complex mathematics in his head. He was the first to recognise that something was causing irregularities in the orbit of Uranus and predicted the presence of an undiscovered planet beyond. To find its […]