Driving back across the Tamar Bridge… The Tamar bridge marks the Cornish border with England. A toll operates on the English side. ‘The borders of Cornwall have been set for a 1,000 years, since a treaty in 936AD between King Athelstan of Wessex and King Hywel of Cornwall. Cornwall has its own language, culture and traditions. In March […]
Mick Paynter takes up his position as the new Grand Bard of Kernow
Watch slideshow of Gorseth Kernow here
What a glorious sight as mist hangs in the Tamar valley. Watch slideshow of Misty Morning Kernow.
During all this wet weather we’ve been having this lamb found itself a nice dry patch to have a nap, fast asleep about six thirty this morning on a rock on Bodmin Moor, wonder if it counted humans before nodding off…
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Photo album – Minions, Bodmin Moor, June 2009.