porthleven food festival 2016

Cornish identity: why Cornwall has always been a separate place

Article from The Guardian Recognition of the Cornish people as an official minority only confirms the differences that become obvious the moment you cross the Tamar. This is a separateness that runs deep   When I first drove down to live in Cornwall more than 20 years ago, I was met by a graffiti message […]

porthleven food festival 2016

Tamar

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, […]