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

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 […]

porthleven food festival 2016

Penwith Moors – latest

Heath project mistake – January 15th 2009 “REGRETTABLE damage” to West Penwith moorland will be rectified, the National Trust has pledged. The landowning charity’s cattle stock-proofing measures to restore biodiversity on Carn Galva moorland have come under fierce criticism. Using an excavator, the Trust piled earth on top of a three-feet Cornish hedge in a […]