Nelson Mandela once said: “ Sport has the ability to change the World”. On a spring afternoon in April 1991, Cornwall at last reached the ‘County’ Rugby Championship final. Along with tens of thousands of others, albeit subconsciously at first ‘Our World’ was about to change forever as the great Cornish renaissance took it‘s first […]
The stone of the ninth century Cornish King Doniert on the south east side of Bodmin Moor. Across the hedge, in the distance the village of St Cleer.
HOLMANS IN ITS HEYDAY – HOLMAN CLIMAX – FILM SHOW CAMBORNE WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH – FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2010 7PM START, DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM FREE ADMISSION, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE CORNWALL CENTRE, REDRUTH MON 15TH FEB 7:30PM OPIE BULIDING CORNWALL COLLEGE, POOL WED 17TH FEB 7:30PM OTHER SCREENINGS: D O O R S O P E […]
The Hulers stones a Bronze Age Monument (c.1500 BC) consisting of three stone circles in a line and a reminder of Cornwalls Celtic roots. South Phoenix from Cornwall’s mining past in the background. South Phoenix has a long history. The ground was worked under the name Wheal Prosper in the 1830s when it was part […]
The role and purpose of the FCNM is to provide protection for national minorities in the EU. In the UK, the Cornish put forward to be included in the treaty for the first time in 1999. This was rejected by the UK Government, in fact the Cornish were singled out as not eligible. This time […]
Photos by Chris Borkett Gowethas Kernow Goth Towan Blystra (Newquay Old Cornwall Society). The people in the picture are; Centre Jacky Nowakoski senior archaeologist Cornwall Council. On her right Peter Hicks Charman NOCS and on her left Mike Salter the finder. The Late Iron Age/Romano-British hinged collar or neck-ring was discovered in Newquay. Although found […]
THIS weekend’s bicentenary celebrations in Portreath were led by world class sportswoman Lenna Hawkey. The festivities were held to mark 200 years since the creation of the Portreath to Poldice tramroad, which linked the Duchy’s inland mines with Portreath harbour. At Portreath, Cornish copper ore would then be transported to South Wales for smelting, and […]
HUGE CELEBRATIONS PLANNED FOR PORTREATH TRAMROAD BICENTENARY HERITAGE FESTIVAL Two hundred years after the creation of the Portreath to Poldice tramroad, the village is set to come alive for a bicentenary festival celebrating its history and heritage. In 1809, Francis Basset, Lord De Dunstanville (in whose memory the monument at the summit of Carn Brea […]
The river Tamar marks the Cornish border and is only nine miles short of making Cornwall an island. The Saxon King Athelstan set the River Tamar as the border between Cornwall and England in 936. The Royal Albert Bridge, was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859, this 19 arch structure is 2240 ft long, […]
Not the usual sort of vehicle you’d expect to be turning the corner down a village lane. Then Cornwall is famous for its steam locomotive inventor Richard Trevithick, in April each year in the town of Camborne, Trevithick day is held, see here A one day festival of FREE entertainment to celebrate the industrial heritage […]
Dan Rogerson North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson preseneted a Bill to parliament (14th July 09) which if passed should give Cornwall more control over its own affairs. Mr Rogerson’s planned legislation would give Cornwall greater responsibility in areas such as agriculture, heritage, education, housing and economic sustainability. “I believe strongly that Cornwall should re-assert its […]
This area of Bodmin Moor is the highest in the Duchy and steeped in ancient Celtic/Cornish history. The ancestors of the Cornish people have been living up here for at least 6000 years and their heritage remains in the many Carnes, stone circles and tin mines dotted about this area. A good book for Celtic/Cornish […]
Today marks the anniversary of the The Charter of Pardon 1508. Five hundred and one years ago King Henry VII of England granted the tinners of Kernow (Cornwall) a pardon for which they paid the sum of £1000. This charter is still legal today as confirmed as valid by the Lord Chancellor in 1977, it […]
Kit Hill Country Park (which includes the hill and surrounding areas), was given to the people of Cornwall in 1985 to mark the birth of Prince William, by his father, the Duke of Cornwall (Prince Charles). It is managed by Cornwall Council and consists of some 400 acres. This area of the Tamar Valley is […]
Mining first commenced in 1836 under the name of Cornwall United Mine, but was unsuccessful. Reopened about 1844 as Phoenix Mine, West Phoenix Mine was included within the set in 1875, after which the mine was worked as Phoenix United for more info visit Trevithick Society More photos from Bodmin Moor here..
The old railway track at Minions, once a hive of Cornish industry, now has World Heritage status.
The Killigrew monument of the famous Killigrew family in Arwenack Street Falmouth (Aberfal) Martin Lister Killigrew left instructions to erect the Killigrew Monument or Pyramid in 1737, he insisted that there should be no inscription, not even a date. The cost of the pyramid was £455 15s. 6d. It is formed of blocks of granite […]
Towednack Church near St. Ives, built in the13th century, the church’s patron saint is St. Winwaloe who was a 6th century hermit on the Breton coast. Winnow and Wednack both diminutive forms of Winwaloe and with the addition of To (=Thy) becomes Towednack.The church tower was built in 1500. The Quick family are a well […]
Predannack is not an area many are familiar with by name although it stems from the original name for ancient Britain ‘Pretanic’ – the root word of Britanica. Predannack is a wild area of heath, moors and cliffs, there are no definitive boundaries to be found on official maps. Isolated and far from the ever […]