porthleven food festival 2016

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 […]

porthleven food festival 2016

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 […]

porthleven food festival 2016

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, […]

porthleven food festival 2016

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 […]