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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 […]

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‘County’ and ‘England’ not be used to promote Cornwall says Tourism Boss

The Cornish pressure group Kernow Calling has received confirmation from Malcolm Bell (head of Visit Cornwall and Cornish Tourism) that the  term county should no longer be used when referring to Cornwall, instead the terms Cornwall, Cornish, Duchy and region will be used in all comms and England references should be avoided…   Hi I have been on […]

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Current Legislative and Policy Framework for the Cornish

CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE CORNISH CORNWALL COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE OR POLICY INSTRUMENTS / PROCESSES TIMELINE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CENSUS 2001 Census. Cornish Ethnicity and the Cornish Language were sanctioned by Parliament as part of the Census Order and designated the 06 code by the Office for National Statistics. 2011 Census.  Cornish National Identity, Cornish […]

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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 […]


King Edward Mine open day

King Edward Mine near Troon Open day Sunday May 1st 2011 A
Out Including
Museum Site
16.00 Car 
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 Refreshments, Heyl 
 Dancing, Steam
Vehicles Activities 
 Children More Info Slideshow from the 2008 […]

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Major Conference: “ Cornish Identity – Good for Business”

A major conference “Cornish Identity – Good For Business” on Saturday 12th February will bring together leading figures to discuss the importance of Cornish distinctiveness to Cornwall’s commercial sector. Event organiser Colin Roberts says “Cornish identity is a very powerful marketing tool.  We need to understand how Cornish distinctiveness is used – and how it can be used even […]

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The Cornish Constitutional Convention AGM

CORNISH CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held on Saturday 20th November 2010 .10.00am Truro City Council Chamber, Boscawen Street, Truro The public are invited to attend from 11am to hear speeches by Councillor Adam Killeya (Mayor of Saltash) ‘Keeping Cornwall Whole – the view from Saltash’ and ‘The new Parliament’  Andrew George MP Cornish Constitutional Convention Keep […]

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Keep Cornwall Whole

Driving back across the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall, no ordinary border. The government want to make constituency sizes more equal which  is a  reasonable idea in general. However this process will ignore all historical borders, feelings of community etc, which could mean parts of Cornwall being split off and joined with parts of Devon for seats. […]