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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Crown Mines Botallack (Bostalek)

Crown Mines, former tin mines, low down the cliffs north of Botallack. There are two engine houses here and the mine extends for about 400 metres out under the Atlantic ocean; the deepest shaft is 250 fathoms (about 500m) below sea level. Photo by Cornish Heritage Contributor to The UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Status

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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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Cornish Cream teas, Singing and Cornish Wrestling Redruth

A Corner of St Rumon’s Gardens Cornish Cream Teas, Singing and Cornish Wrestling in Reduth. All day Cornish event on Saturday 30th July at St Rumon’s Gardens and Murdoch House in Redruth. Singers and entertainment throughout the day, including: Bert Biscoe  – Cornish poetry and songs Singing Seagulls choir from St Ives with old favourites […]

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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 
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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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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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An Improved Scheme for the Isles of Scilly Link

An Improved Scheme for the Isles of Scilly Link Saves around £25m compared with Cornwall Council scheme, provides a stimulus for economic growth and regeneration, makes the most of local resources, conserves coastal heritage, and dramatically reduces the risk to the Council and to council-tax payers. In response to calls from the Department of Transport […]

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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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Pirantide Charity Concert

Pirantide charity Concert There is a concert at Camborne Rugby club Satirday 27th February 7:30 Performers – Trelawney singers – Merv & Alison Davey – Tab Ha Dowr – Keith & Clarinda Truscott. Entry £4.00 inc full size Philp’s Pasty Charities to benefit – Cornish Celtic Congress & Shelterbox Other events on in Cornwall Piran […]

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Holmans in its Heyday – Holman Climax – Film Show

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 […]